This Apple Panna Cotta is equal parts sweet and tart. This makes an easy dessert to put together and gives it a beautiful almost floral fragrance. Give this deliciously creamy no bake dessert a try!
Panna Cotta is an incredibly easy dessert to make. It's also made ahead of time and chilled so it does make a great dessert for entertaining guests! To be honest, this was the first time I have made a panna cotta. I'm not quite sure how I had never got around to it before, as it is always one of the many desserts I am drawn to if I see it on the menu when we go out. I guess with so many french desserts out there, I somehow thought that it was a bit more complex and complicated to make than it really is!
But now that I can mark this off my bucket list, I couldn't help but share this unique and beautiful recipe with all of you! You can make the panna cotta and serve it as is, or once it has chilled and set, you can add some home made jello over the top to give it that extra finishing touch! Agh. Just thinking about it, has already set off my sweet tooth craving! To make it even more special, you can add some vanilla bean seeds for that extra burst of flavor, or a pinch of cinnamon for that yummy spice.
If you've ever made a panna cotta, the hardest part is probably nailing that perfect texture. It should almost be like a milky jello. The Panna Cotta should be able to hold its shape, but also be slightly wobbly.
One thing that's so great about this dessert, is that you can make a batch and serve it in different sized cups and containers. Sometimes I'll serve this in wine glasses, and other times, I love using small party cups. This particular recipe can serve anywhere from 4 to 12 people, depending in what you'd like to serve it in. Another great idea is serving it in a trifle bowl, and then let people scoop portions out onto their plates.
Being a no-bake dessert, panna cotta makes a perfect treat for those days when you're craving something sweet, but turning on the open is too much. And since no baking is required, you can serve it in those fancy mini plastic cups which make absolutely stunning display pieces. (And makes you feel like you're eating something gourmet, haha).