Panna Cotta (Cooked Cream)

Total Time:
8 hr 20 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
8 hr
10 min
12 servings


  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 5 sheets gelatin
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, crushed


In heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the cream slowly. Add the sugar, almond extract, salt and vanilla bean. Stir well and put aside.

Bloom the gelatin sheets in cold water until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Wring gently to removed excess water, and then add to the heated cream and stir well. Pour into a large loaf pan and chill overnight.

Unmold on a large plate and garnish with the orange marmalade and toasted almonds.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.