Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Basil Blackberry Compote


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Ring in the holiday season with ASimplePantry's single-serve vanilla bean panna-cotta with basil blackberry compote, using beautiful Driscoll's blackberries. It's an easy recipe for dessert with no baking required, and perfect for any celebration! 

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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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For the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta


  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean pod sliced lengthwise and scrapped
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Basil Blackberry Compote


  • 6 ounces Driscoll's blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  • Step 1

    In a medium-sized saucepan, add the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla bean seeds and pod. Warm over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from heat. Remove vanilla bean pod.

  • Step 2

    In a small dish, stir together the gelatin and 2 tablespoons water. Let sit for 5 minutes, then scoop into the saucepan with the heavy cream mixture and whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

  • Step 3

    Portion the panna cotta mixture between 6 small jars or molds, cover, and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until the molds have set.

  • Step 4

    While the panna cotta sets, add the compote ingredients to a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over medium-low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, gently smashin​g the berries to release their juices. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Scoop compote to top each panna cotta and serve chilled.