Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper + Dessert In Jars Book #giveaway

Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper

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Panna cotta was always one of the desserts that I assumed I didn’t like. Never a fan of creme brulee, flan or creme caramel, I figured it just fell into the same realm. Last summer while dining at Ad Hoc in California my mind was changed forever.  A caramel panna cotta was served as part of the pre-fix meal and what was placed in front of me was a smooth, creamy, thick dessert.  All of sudden, I was very upset that I had deprived myself of this wonderful dessert all my life. 

Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper #SundaySupper is sharing recipes inspired by the wonderful book Dessert in Jars by Shaina Olmanson today.  To my pleasant surprise, she has a panna cotta recipe in her book so I knew I needed to make mine a caramel version.

Shaina’s book is so much fun – baking desserts in jars not only is an adorable way to present them in the table (and to figure out servings) but it’s great for transporting them too.  Picnics, a day at the beach, or birthday parties, they all work with desserts in jars.  Just do your thing and screw on the lid of of the jar!

Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper I can’t wait to try out more of the recipes in the book, but I love that I can bake a pie or a cupcake or fill it with mousse.  Ball jars aren’t just for jams and jellies any more.  

Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper

Would you like to win a copy of Desserts in Jars? Continue to read on for how to enter!


Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper + Dessert In Jars Book #giveaway
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  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (1/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 4 ounce jars
  • whipped cream and caramel sauce for topping


  1. In a large bowl, pour the cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a medium heavy bottomed pot over medium heat place the sugar. Cook until the sugar melts, swirling the pot occasionally, and turns a deep amber color.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and slowly pour in the heavy cream. The sugar will seize up, continue to cook the cream and sugar, stirring often, until the caramel has completely dissolved. It is important that you do not let the cream come to a boil.
  4. Once the caramel has dissolved pour into the bowl containing the gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  5. Pour into the jars and refrigerate covered for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Before serving, add fresh whipped cream and caramel sauce if desired.
Recipe Type: Dessert


Recipe inspired by Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson

Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper

Giveaway details: One (1) copy of Dessert in Jars by Shaina Olmanson.  It is open to U.S. Residents Only and will run from Sunday, June 22, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:59 EST.  I will announce one (1) random winner on Saturday, June 29th.  Please be sure to include a way for me to contact you via email when entering. Winner has 48 hours to respond, otherwise their prize is forfeited and I will choose another winner. 

How to Enter:

  • Required Entry 1: Leave a comment with what you would like to bake in a jar.
  • Required Entry 2: Join me tonight,  June 22nd during the #SundaySupper chat between 7pm-8pm EST and tweet to me at @littleredkitchn “I’d like to win at copy of Dessert in Jars”.  (Added bonus anyone who joins in the chat tonight is entered in a drawing by Harvard Common Press to win a ticket and 2 nights hotel stay for the Food and Wine Conference)

Additional Entries (not required, but will give you more chances to win) please leave a comment after completing each task. 

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Good luck to everyone who enters!

Also don’t forget to check out the rest of the great dessert in jars this week!

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided a copy of Dessert in Jars for my review.  All opinions are my own. 
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49 thoughts on “Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar #SundaySupper + Dessert In Jars Book #giveaway

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  12. Diana @EatMoveShine

    I’m with you on the flans, etc., but also couldn’t believe it when I gave panna cotta. It’s my FAVORITE dessert, and these lovelies are going to hitting my dinner table soon. Love it!!!

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  16. Stacy

    Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts. Smooth and creamy and not too sweet. I love your version in these pretty little jars with the caramel sauce, Susan!

  17. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    I’m not even sure if I know what panna cotta tastes like! But if its as creamy and luscious as your version is, I’m sure I’d love it. I love these photos, Susan. The styling is adorable! It makes me want to go on a picnic and eat fancy desserts out of jars 😉

  18. Katie

    These are beautiful!

    And I’m with you….I have never been much of a fan of creme brulee or flan, etc…but I’ve become a fan of panna cotta now and then – a local restaurant here makes a really creamy chocolate one that I love.

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  20. Terri

    well, I’d like to try a pie in a jar, but then again, I saw the strawberry mess, and now I can’t decide. They all sound so wonderful!

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