Key Lime Panna Cotta

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Key Lime Panna Cotta
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
We used only enough gelatin for the creamy texture and wobbly jiggle panna cotta is known for.
Serves 4


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1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup low-fat sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons grated Key lime rind
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons Key lime juice, divided (about 4)
Cooking spray
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 low-fat graham cracker sheet, crushed into coarse crumbs


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 25 Minutes

1. Combine first 3 ingredients and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

2. Place 1/4 cup 2% milk in a medium bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand 10 minutes.

3. Return pan to medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Add hot milk mixture to gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Add remaining 3/4 cup 2% milk. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids. Stir in 1 tablespoon Key lime juice. Divide mixture evenly among 4 (4-ounce) ramekins or custard cups lightly coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

4. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon juice and honey.

5. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add crumbs and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook 1 minute or until lightly toasted, stirring constantly. Cool completely. To serve, loosen edges of panna cotta with a knife or rubber spatula. Invert ramekins onto dessert plates. Drizzle each with about 2 teaspoons honey mixture, and top with about 2 teaspoons graham cracker crumbs.

Created date

May 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 251
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Calcium 224 mg