Panna Cotta alla Melagrana {Pomegranate Panna Cotta}


Panna Cotta is one of the most simple and delicious dessert recipes to prepare. Making it perfect for not only casual dinners BUT also for dinner parties. It can be dressed up {or down for that matter, it’s simply beautiful on it’s own} to suit whichever theme you’re having. Our theme? You guessed it, is POMEGRANTES! We’re ending our POM Wonderful POM Dinner Party on a high note with this Panna Cotta alla Melagrana {Pomegranate Panna Cotta} And we’ve saved one just for YOU ; )

Yesterday we told you about the star of our POM Dinner Party menu: Savory Stuffed Turkey Breast dripping with Pomegranate Love {aka Pomegranate Glaze} You’ll need that Pomegranate Love RECIPE for this dish as well. The recipe makes PLENTY, and trust me you’ll want to have some leftover. You’ll simply be making Pomegranate Preserves and then jazzing them up a bit ; )  

Panna Cotta {which is simply cooked cream in Italian} shouldn’t be reserved just for eating in restaurants. It’s not hard at all. In fact, It will literally {minus the pomegranate glaze} take you less than 10 minutes to prepare and then you just pop it into the fridge to set up. You can make it in the morning and go about your day. You could even make it the night before. It’s doesn’t get any easy peasier than that!

I use 6 ounce custard cups or ramekins here, but feel free to get creative. If you want to be a little fancy schmancy, it makes a beautiful presentation when prepared/served in a wine/champagne glass {and bonus that’s LESS dishes you’ll have to clean ; ) }




Panna Cotta alla Melagrana {Pomegranate Panna Cotta}
What you’ll need: (makes 6 servings)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
.25 ounce {1 packet} Knox gelatin
3 tbsp of cold water
Pomegranate Glaze to garnish

What to do:
1. Into a medium size bowl add the cold water & sprinkle the gelatin package on top of water & set aside.

2. Place your cream, sugar into a sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. When sugar is well combined with cream add pomegranate juice, continue cooking until it nears boiling. Remove from heat.

3. WHILE the cream is cooking prepare your custard cups/ramekins by spraying them with cooking spray.

4. When cream mixture is complete and while it’s still warm add the gelatin mixture, whisk together until well combined. Equally divide the mixture into your prepared custard cups/ramekins. Place in refrigerator to set up for a minimum of 2 hours OR until firm. To plate, run a blunt knife around the edges of the cups and the panna cotta should release easily. Garnish with pomegranate glaze.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    I need to try this due to my pomegranate obsession!

  2. 2

    Beautiful photos, as usual! This sounds absolutely delicious and decadent!

  3. 3

    This look DIVINE!

  4. 4

    Wow! Beautiful dessert; beautiful pictures! I love pomegranate stuff, so I’ll have to try this!

  5. 5

    Love how the juice from the arils drips down the panna cotta, almost like a design of it’s own!

  6. 6

    oh my goodness, this looks DREAMY!

  7. 7

    These photos are killing my sweet tooth! I need to go find something comparable now ; )


  8. 8

    Beautiful!! I’ve been over dosing on pomegranate seeds lately but it still looks amazing!

  9. 9

    Yum! I love this Panna Cotta with Pomegranates! Lovely pictures!

  10. 10

    pomegranate everywhere.. they are so beautiful

  11. 11

    I’m always trying to think of different flavors of panna cotta to make – great post! This looks so pretty.

  12. 12

    Love, love, love Panna Cotta!! Of course I have never had it with Pomegranate sounds perfect for that something different on Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing.

  13. 13

    Ooh, I love panna cotta. What a beautiful dish… I love the bright color of the pom seeds against the panna cotta. Just stunning!

  14. 14

    I am madly in love with panna cotta and yours just looks incredible. I’m always amazed with how gorgeous your photos are and how simple yet delicious your recipes are as well. Oh I just want to eat that right now! YUM! 🙂

  15. 15

    Good Golly! this looks awesome!!!!!!!!!

  16. 16

    Wow. Just wow. I’m guessing you don’t ever get weary of making awesome food and taking awesome pictures of said awesome food, do you?


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