Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges

Serves 6

Bright citrus and earthy nuts provide the perfect complement to satiny smooth chocolate in this dessert recipe.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/8 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 blood oranges, tangerines, oranges or red grapefruit, peels and pith removed, cut into segments
  • 1/3 cup shelled salted pistachios, roughly chopped
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Method: 

Brush six 3/4-cup custard cups very lightly with canola oil; set aside. Pour milk into a medium bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over milk and let stand until gelatin softens, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir whipping cream and sugar together in a heavy medium saucepan over medium high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, add chocolate and whisk until melted. Whisk warm chocolate mixture into milk mixture in bowl and stir until completely dissolved. Pour into cups, cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. When ready to serve, run a knife around the inside edge of the cups to loosen panna cotta, then turn them out onto plates and garnish with oranges and pistachios.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 each, 580 calories (380 from fat), 42g total fat, 24g saturated fat, 120mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 38g sugar), 8g protein

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