Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate sauce

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate sauce

By 31/10/2014

Panna cotta is one of those fabulous desserts you can never get bored with. It is easy to prepare, delicate and very versatile as you can accompany it with a wide range of sauces: from fruits of the forest, to caramel, chocolate, amaretto and many more.

Today I have used pomegranates which are in season now. Pomegranates have become very popular in recent years due to their nutritional properties.

I love this panna cotta, it is perfect for a dinner party as you can make it in advance. It needs to rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes



Soften up the gelatin sheets into a little warmed up milk.
Make an incision in the vanilla pod and with a knife scrape all the seeds off.

Pour the cream into a sauce pan add the vanilla seeds and the pod with the icing sugar; bring to the boil and stir for a few minutes. Remove from the source of heat and add the gelatin sheets, stir well until they have dissolved. Remove the vanilla pod.

making panna cotta

Pour the mixture into 4 wet small bowls or ramekin dishes, let it cool down a little and put it in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.

panna cotta

Prepare the pomegranate sauce by squeezing the pomegranates and filtering the juice with a meshed strainer.

squeezing pomegranates

Pour the juice into a sauce pan, add the icing sugar and the flour and bring to the boil. Keep stirring until the juice has thickened. Let it cool down.

pomegranate sauce

Take the panna cotta from the fridge, place upside down onto plates, pour the sauce over them. Decorate with some pomegranate seeds and white chocolate.

pomegranate panna cotta

I am entering this to "Cook,Blog,Share" hosted by Supergolden Bakes and to "Bake of the Week".

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16 Responses to Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate sauce

  1. gloria

    I love panacotta and pomegranates look beautiful Alida!!!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Ciao Alida,
    I love Panna Cotta, but I adore pomegranates. So this is a wonderful dessert to share. It really is not hard to make and it has a wonderful flavor with that vanilla and the pomegrantes sauce. So pretty, the color is so festive, for a dinner party or just at home with the family….thanks for sharing this delicious dish! Have a great weekend!
    Dottie ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Louise

    Lovely Alida, simply lovely…

    • Alida

      Thank you Louise x

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Love this Italian dessert classic, Alida. Your panna cotta bowls are so lovely.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    • Alida

      Thank you Kate!

  5. Lucy Parissi

    I love this – so beautiful and festive. I just made something with Pomegranate on my blog – think I have to try your panna cotta soon! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

  6. Over a Cuppa

    This looks so pretty, I am always put off by trying panna cotta as I hate the smell of the gelatine I really need to get over that as this looks gorgeous! #TastyTuesday

  7. Alison

    This is one dessert I have had on my to do list for ages. I may have to try it now, it looks gorgeous

    • Alida

      Thank you Alison!

  8. la cucina di Molly

    Adoro i dolci al cucchiaio, questa panna cotta con la salsa alla melagrana รจ deliziosa, complimenti! Un abbraccio!

  9. Casa Costello

    Aren’t pomegranates just wonderful – that rich colour and so versatile? Brilliant panna cotta and wonderful decoration – Thanks so much for being such a big part of #Bakeoftheweek x

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  11. Honest mum

    Love panna cotta and the pomegranate is just drool-worthy! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  12. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    This looks so good. I have a pomegranate sitting in my fruit bowl and I’m waiting for inspiration to hit as to what to do with it!! #tastytuesdays

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