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Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries

Looking for something new to end meals? Panna cotta, Italian for "cooked cream," is a silky dessert that’s often flavored with vanilla. This delicious version from Mary Bergfeld of Eugene, Oregon features a sweet berry-wine sauce you won’t soon forget!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup water
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup port wine or grape juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in extract.
  • Pour into six 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring water and sugar substitute to a boil. Add the frozen berries and wine or juice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Mash and strain berries, reserving juice. Discard seeds.
  • Return juice to the pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to 3/4 cup. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Unmold panna cotta onto dessert plates. Serve with sauce and fresh berries.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 174 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 milk.

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