Greek Yogurt-Honey Panna Cotta
Tis Greek yogurt-honey panna cotta recipe makes an elegant dessert that speaks to all the goodness of the Mediterranean diet with a long list of classic Greek ingredients. Greek honey, walnuts, and olive oil are all part of this dessert recipe. It’s an easy make-ahead dish so preparing it for a dinner party is easy, and that’s exactly what I did when making it for a dinner party with friends, on this episode of My Greek Table!
- 1 tsp. gelatine
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 strips of orange peel
- 4 Tbsp Greek honey
- 2 cups vanilla bean yogurt
- 3 Tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin Greek olive oil
- 2 apples diced
- 2 Tbsp Corinthian currants
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- Thyme honey to garnish
- A few sprigs of fresh mint to garnish
Soften the gelatin in a couple of tablespoons of milk for 10 minutes.
In a medium saucepan gently heat the remaining milk. Add the cream and cook over low heat to warm through. Add the orange zest and the honey. Whisk for a minute or so until everything is well combined.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the gelatin mixture, whisking to get out as much of the lumpiness as possible. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl. Fold the vanilla bean yogurt slowly into the bowl, gently stirring to combine well. The consistency should be really thick and creamy.
Fill six cups, ramekins or glass two-thirds of the way up with the cream mixture. Refrigerate them for at least an hour or up to overnight to set.
While the pannacotta is setting, prepare the topping. Heat a dry skillet over low heat and add the walnuts to toast them lightly for a few minutes, stirring to keep them from burning. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the diced apples and stir it all around. Add the currants next. Season with salt and brown sugar and stir to coat. Sprinkle the cinnamon. Keep stirring the mix so that the sugar doesn’t totally caramelize the apples. The mixture is ready when the apples are soft.
Add a tablespoon of topping on each of the panna cotta cups and drizzle with a teaspoon of thyme honey. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.
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