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Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta

 Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta
Panna Cotta always impresses, and it’s so easy to prepare. It's especially stunning when garnished with something colorful, like cranberry sauce or fresh berries. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Whole-berry cranberry sauce and/or pear slices, optional


  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 1
  • minute. Split vanilla bean lengthwise; using the tip of a sharp
  • knife, scrape seeds. Add bean and seeds to gelatin mixture.
  • Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Combine yogurt and sugar; gradually whisk into gelatin mixture. Cook
  • and stir just until blended. Discard vanilla bean. Pour into four
  • ungreased 10-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Cover and refrigerate for
  • at least 5 hours or until set.
  • Unmold panna cotta onto dessert plates. Garnish with cranberry sauce
  • and/or pear slices if desired.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 panna cotta (calculated without optional garnishes) equals 183 calories,

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Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 reduced-fat milk.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.