Apple panna cotta

Laura Petersen

Laura Petersen

17th November 2017

Apple panna cotta

This is my Apple panna cotta from the menu at The Coal Shed, Tower Bridge. This is a great autumn dessert, we make it in individual bowls and layer up the different ingredients. Make sure you save some whole blackberries for the topping.

In individual bowls add the blackberry compote then add the pannacotta on top and set.

Once set arrange the granola along with some whole fruit on top and serve.


  • Apple Pannacotta:
  • 750ml good quality cold pressed apple juice
  • 250ml cream
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 bronze gelatin leaves
  • Blackberry compote:
  • 500g blackberries
  • 100g sugars
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Granola:
  • 200g oats
  • 200g flaked almonds
  • 100g maple syrup
  • 100g rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp mixed sweet spice
  • pinch salt
  • 1 vanilla pod


Apple Pannacotta:
For the apple juice use the best quality you can find or as we do in the restaurant we juice granny smiths ourselves with the skin on to get bright green juice.
In a pan warm the cream with the sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. In ice cold water soak the gelatin until completely soft.
Remove the cream from the heat and whisk in the gelatin.
Leave to cool slightly and infuse with the spices. Strain the mix through a fine sieve and leave to cool. Once cool combine with the apple juice. This is a soft pannacotta and we set in bowls. If you wanted a freestanding pannacotta add 1 more sheet of gelatin.
Set in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
Blackberry compote:
Place all ingredients in a pan, and cook slowly until thickens and blackberries begin to break down, but still have some texture. Allow to cool and then place in the fridge until set.
Place all ingredients in a bowl together and mix until all well coated and shiny. Place on a backing tray and bake at 160°C. After 10 minutes stir well and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

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