Salted Caramel Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pecans Salted Caramel Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pecans

Photography, Foodivine studio

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 3 hours
  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2023


Salted Caramel Sauce:
Panna Cotta:


Salted Caramel Sauce

Pour cream into glass measuring cup and microwave on High for 1 minute. Set aside.  

In large saucepan, combine sugar and 2 tbsp water. Cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until mixture turns an amber colour, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove pan from heat; slowly pour in reserved hot cream, stirring with a whisk (cover your face to avoid splashing). Add fleur de sel and let cool in saucepan.

Panna Cotta

Meanwhile, in small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup of the milk and let stand for 5 minutes. In saucepan over medium-high heat, heat remaining milk, the cream and vanilla until mixture comes to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved. Stir in Salted Caramel Sauce.

Divide panna cotta among four to six 3/4-cup bowls. Cover bowls with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cream is set, 2 to 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.) 

Top Panna Cottas with Caramelized Pecans, and sprinkle with fleur de sel, if using.

Caramelized Pecans

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In skillet, melt 1 tbsp unsalted butter with 2 tbsp brown sugar over medium heat. Add 1 cup pecan halves and cook, stirring constantly, until well coated, 3 to 5 minutes. Immediately spread pecans in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.) Makes about 1 cup.

Nutritional facts PER EACH OF 6 SERVINGS

  • Calories 340
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Sodium 65 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sugars 25 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Iron 0.2 mg
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Salted Caramel Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pecans