Buttermilk Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

We found this recipe on the Oprah website and totally enjoyed it.

It’s very refreshing and a great change to pies and cakes.  I highly recommend it!

Happy Cooking!

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Created by Gale Gand

Servings: Serves 6


Panna cotta

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (preferably organic)
  • 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Balsamic strawberries

  • 1 pint ripe strawberries , hulled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar (preferably organic)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


To make panna cotta

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine heavy cream and brown sugar.
  2. Cook over medium heat until hot.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water; let stand 3 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add gelatin to hot cream and stir until gelatin dissolves.
  5. Remove pan from heat; stir in buttermilk until well blended.
  6. Pour mixture into each of 6 dessert cups or bowls.
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.

To make balsamic strawberries

  1. Combine strawberries, brown sugar and vinegar in a bowl; toss to coat berries.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. To serve, spoon strawberries and juices over panna cotta.


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