Eggnog Panna Cotta with Spiced Pears

Eggnog Panna Cotta with Spiced Pears

Serves 6

Panna cotta, Italian for "cooked cream," is a creamy custard served cold. This variation on the traditional dessert features eggnog as the flavor base, topped with warm spiced pears. The perfect finish to a holiday feast.

  • 1 quart eggnog
  • 2 (1/4-ounce) packets unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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In a medium saucepan, heat eggnog over medium low heat for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together 1/3 cup hot water and gelatin in a small bowl until dissolved. Whisk gelatin mixture into eggnog until thoroughly combined.

Remove from heat and pour into six 6-ounce ramekins. Chill for at least 2 hours, or until set.

Melt butter and brown sugar together in a small skillet over medium heat. Add pears, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated and pears are tender. Remove from heat.

Dip bottoms of ramekins into a bowl of warm water to loosen the panna cotta; run a knife around the edges of each ramekin. Turn panna cotta out onto serving plates and top with warm spiced pears. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:360 calories (170 from fat), 18g total fat, 11g saturated fat, 115mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 26g sugar), 9g protein
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