I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013!

I’ve got a thing for creamy, custard-like sweets. The Italian dessert panna cotta is one of my favorites, so a recipe in this month’s Fine Cooking magazine, a Pumpkin Panna Cotta, caught my eye. The recipe from Fine Cooking features a sauce made with apples and apple cider but I decided to make the panna cotta without the sauce.

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I often make my panna cotta in jars because I think it looks pretty, and so I don’t have to worry about the whole un-molding business. You are, of course, welcome to make yours in ramekins and then un-mold them…whatever floats your boat! I found this pumpkin panna cotta to be plenty sweet without the sauce, but if you try it, I’d love to hear how it comes out.

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More Pannacotta recipes:
Avocado Panna Cotta from Healthy Green Kitchen
Buttermilk Panna Cotta from Healthy Green Kitchen
Panna Cotta with Peaches and Grand Marnier from The Wicked Noodle
Blackberry Panna Cotta from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Yogurt Panna Cotta with Walnuts and Honey from Smitten Kitchen


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    Georgie — November 14, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Tasty, love this time of year and all the flavors that come with it. I love the spoons in your photo – simple gorgeous. Best of luck with (NaBloPoMo) – great job so far!

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    Winnie — November 15, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    Thanks Georgie…my mom gave me the spoons and I love them, too!

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    Nicole — November 15, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    When it comes to my favorite dessert it’s a toss up between creme brulee, creme caramel, and panna cotta. I just bought a container of gelatin so I might have to surprise Phil with this one night soon. Thanks!

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    Winnie — November 15, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    Let me know what you think if you make it, Nicole!

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    Lizthechef — November 15, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Yummy – I love pumpkin desserts but am not a fan of pie crust. This is a great dessert for fall and winter.

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    Natasha — November 16, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    I am a fan of creamy desserts too, so this is right up my alley! Looks yummy!

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    Erica — November 16, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    Love those jars!

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    […] Let’s continue with something similar but simpler: pumpkin panna cotta. You start the same way: you stir the gelatin into cold water. Then you whisk the cream, milk, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract or vanilla bean and cinnamon in a saucepan. After a few minutes you remove the pan from the heat and you add the gelatin. Then add the pumpkin, whisk and put in jars.{found on site}. […]

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    Tina — November 25, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Has anyone tried this with coconut milk for a dairy free option?