Panna cotta “pie”

Panna Cotta “pie”

This post is an anachronism. Panna cotta is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. I made it to celebrate his birthday, which was a few days ago. What you see in the photo is the third serving style  that I’ve tried for Panna Cotta. First, I made Panna Cotta in individual containers.  Flipping the cream out of the containers and onto the plate was not easy even though I had oiled the containers. I had to dip them in warm water.  Next, I served it in beautiful ramekins which saved me the trouble. This time I made it into a “pie” as was appropriate for the occasion. I used my favorite silicone pans which makes flipping  a breeze.  I topped the dessert with  raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries and fresh blueberries.  Best of all worlds. Happy birthday gorgeous!

Calories (without sauce): 261              Servings: 8

Calories (with sauce): 357              Servings: 8



  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup  sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 packets powdered gelatin (about 4 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

For the sauce:

  • 175 grams  sugar (about 3/4 cup)
  • 175 ml  water (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon cherry liqueur
  • 350 grams (2 boxes)  raspberries
  • blueberries

How to make the custard: Put the heavy cream and the sugar in a sauce pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the vanilla extract and give it a stir. In a different container, big enough to contain the custard later, mix the gelatin with the cold water. Let the gelatin stand in the water for 5-10 minutes. Whisk in the cream and sugar mix. Do not beat.  Pour the Panna Cotta in a round silicone pan and let it stand in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.   Turn the pan upside down on a serving dish.  Top with the raspberry sauce and fresh berries.

How to make the raspberry sauce: Heat the water and sugar (and cherry liqueur if you use it). Bring to the boil and the reduce the heat and cook for a little longer until the sugar is dissolved. Add half the raspberries and  blend the sauce until smooth.  When ready to serve, dip the fresh raspberries in the sauce to make them shiny.

Credits: The recipe for the Panna Cotta is  from David Lebovitz and for the raspberry sauce from here.

4 thoughts on “Panna cotta “pie”

    • Welcome mia xara! Thank you for your kind words and warm wishes. I visited your blog and loved the story of you and your transatlantic friend, having the blog together. Very heart warming. I’ll keep an eye for quick, easy and super yummy recipes.

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