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Recipe: Eggnog Panna Cotta with Spiced Cranberry Compote

 

For the Eggnog Panna Cotta

1 cup high-quality eggnog
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp rum extract
8 oz mascarpone or crème fraiche (see lemon panna cotta recipe)
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp gelatin
2 tbsp water

For the Spiced Cranberry Compote

1½ cup frozen or fresh cranberries
½ tsp ground nutmeg
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup orange juice
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp minced crystallized ginger
1½ tsp orange zest

Curled lemon zest for garnish, optional 

 

Method for Panna Cotta

  • Place the eggnog, sugar, and nutmeg in a medium pot over the stove. Cook, stirring gently, until the sugar has dissolved, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in rum extract. Whisk in the mascarpone or crème fraîche and sour cream until smooth.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small bowl. Let stand for at least two minutes. Add gelatin to eggnog mixture.
  • Return pot to burner set on low heat until gelatin has melted.
  • Divide among 6 champagne or wine glasses. Cover and refrigerate over night.

Method for Spiced Cranberry Compote

  • Combine the compote ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 5 – 6 minutes, until cranberries are popped and mixture is a thick consistency. Cool completely before serving.
  • Divide the cranberry compote over the tops of the custards. Serve

Makes 6 servings. This is a beautiful looking and tasting dessert for you holiday, and a great way to finish off any extra holiday eggnog. Any left over cranberry compote is a wonderful side to ham, turkey or pork.

2 Comments
  1. Why does the photo not match the description of the recipe/cranberry compote. The topping looks very smooth like it has been blended…..cooking down the cranberries would appear more chunky. What is the brown crumbled topping, this is not listed either

    • Sherry: Thanks for your interest in our recipe. Due to the simple and creative nature of the Panna Cotta, the recipe can easily be altered in various ways, hence the crumble topping. However we certainly don’t want to confuse readers, so we’ve changed our feature image. Thanks for your input – hope you have a good holiday! The Harrison House Team

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