Fall is here! If you are the type of person that dreams about this time of the year, you are the type of person I can be friends with.

Everything is magical: pumpkins everywhere, the chill and crisp air, the gloomy mood, comforting aromas: warm vanilla, spicy cinnamon, the sweaters and bonfires.

Makes me all giddy just thinking about it.

 

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And this time of the year also means one thing: Halloween! Loved by many, misunderstood by some. I actually have a friend who said she hates Halloween. I mean, I HAD a friend who hates Halloween. She said the worst part about it is the CANDY CORN! I was shocked!

 

Candy Corn Vanilla Layered Panna Cotta Dessert Recipe - No Diets Allowed #Food #Foodie

 

Then I went to find out my husband also can’t stand Candy Corn. The only thing I could think of was: Why didn’t you both tell me this when we first met? “Hi, my name is John and I hate Candy Corn”. And I would say: “Bye, John”.

Either way, even if you don’t like Candy Corn, I can assure you this recipe I bring to you today tastes nothing like Candy Corn (well, except for the little candy corns I put on the top as garnish, just pluck them away).

 

Candy Corn Vanilla Layered Panna Cotta Dessert Recipe - No Diets Allowed #Food #Foodie

 

This is a recipe for a layered pannacotta. The bottom layer is a Pineapple Panacotta, the middle layer is a Mango Panacotta and the final layer, a Vanilla Panacotta. This pannacotta is fancy and will be a hit at your dinner parties this year! You should give it a try! It will convince even your most candy-corn-skeptical friends!

 

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Layered Panna Cotta

Ingredients

Pineapple Panacotta

  • 12 ounces or 1 cup of crushed pineapples drained. Open a can of crushed pineapples and drain it. Then, process the crushed pineapples in the blender to smooth out a little bit. If using a pineapple, chop it then crush it in the food processor and measure out 1 cup to use.
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar depending on how ripe the fruit is, you might want to add a tablespoon of sugar to make it sweeter, if that fancies you
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 5 grams powdered gelatin roughly heaping 1 ½ tsp

Mango Panacotta

  • 1 cup of pureed mango which is about 1 large ripe mango. If the mango is too small use 2 or 1 ½ . Peel and chop the mango into large pieces. Puree in the blender until smooth. Reserve 1 cup to use in the recipe
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water
  • 5 grams powdered gelatin 1 ½ heaping teaspoon

Vanilla Bean Panacotta

  • 1 ¼ cup cup heavy cream
  • ½ vanilla bean split and seeds scraped
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 5 grams powdered gelatin 1 ½ heaping teaspoon

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of a mixer. With the whisk attachment beat heavy cream on high until fluffy and stiff. Keep your eye on it so you don’t overbeat.
  • Fit a piping bag with any large tips of your preference and scoop whipped cream in the bag. Pipe whipped cream swirls over vanilla panacotta. Garnish with a pineapple wedge a mango slice and a mint leaf.

Instructions

Pineapple layer

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring pineapple, sugar and heavy cream to a boil. Turn it off and let it cool a little bit. Meanwhile, as soon as you turn the pineapple off, put 2 tablespoons of cold water in a large
  2. spouted measuring cup, I use my 8 cups measuring cup. Sprinkle 5 grams of gelatin powder over the water and let it hydrate for 5 minutes or so. Add 1 tsp of vanilla to the pineapple and stir, then pour mixture over gelatin and water. Mix ensuring the gelatin is dissolved. Get ready to pour into the cups. Each layer will be ¼ of the height of the cup that you’re using. ¼ for the pineapple panacotta, ¼ for the mango panacotta, ¼ for the vanilla panacotta and ¼ for whipped cream.

Mango Panacotta

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring mango, sugar and heavy cream to a boil. Turn it off and let it cool a little bit. Meanwhile, as soon as you turn the mango off, put 2 tablespoons of cold water in a large spouted measuring cup, I use my 8 cups measuring cup. Sprinkle 5 grams of gelatin powder over the water and let it hydrate for 5 minutes or so. Add 1 tsp of vanilla to the mango and stir, then pour mixture over gelatin and water. Mix ensuring the gelatin is dissolved. Pour over the pineapple panacotta, filling ¼ more of the cups height. Make sure the panacotta isn’t too hot before pouring over the cold pineapple panacotta. If it’s too hot wait a couple minutes. Refrigerate until set before proceeding with the vanilla bean panacotta

Vanilla Bean Panacotta

  1. Heat up the heavy cream with the vanilla seeds and sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan. When it reaches a boil, remove from heat and let it infuse for 30 minutes to enhance the vanilla flavor. You can skip this, but I highly recommend doing it. Put 2 tablespoons of cold water in a large spouted measuring cup, I use my 8 cups measuring cup. Sprinkle 5 grams of gelatin powder over the water and let it hydrate for 5 minutes or so. If you let your cream infuse with the vanilla, heat it up just a tad before mixing it in the gelatin. Pour the vanilla cream over gelatin and stir until all the gelatin is dissolved. Pour into little cups.

Whipped Cream

  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a mixer. With the whisk attachment beat heavy cream on high until fluffy and stiff. Keep your eye on it so you don’t overbeat.
  2. Fit a piping bag with any large tips of your preference and scoop whipped cream in the bag. Pipe whipped cream swirls over vanilla panacotta. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, a mango slice and a mint leaf.

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