Trader Joe’s Panna Cotta with Fruit Compote


Whenever I see a new dessert in the frozen case at Trader Joe’s, I get psyched to try it. Mind you, not everything in there is a hit. The tiramisus often suck. As do some of the layered cake desserts. And their key lime cheesecake has no crust–you know where we at Pie V. Cake stand on that subject.

But they do tend to get their desserts right. Anyway, panna cotta is an Italian dessert–bascially a creme brulee without eggs and without the sugary top crust. It’s easier to serve than creme brulee, which you often need to bake. This panna cotta just had to be defrosted in the fridge for a few hours. It’s topped with a blueberry compote on one side, a peach (apricot?) compote on the other. The verdict? Delicious. Even when not totally defrosted (it eats more like ice cream in that case. Thanks for the tip, Shadi.)


3 Responses to “Trader Joe’s Panna Cotta with Fruit Compote”

  1. 1 dessert queen
    August 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    So good I buy them boxes at a time, there’s 2 in each box

  2. 2 sam
    March 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Trader joes discontinued this product, does anyone know where you can buy this?

  3. 3 Gretchen
    May 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Sam — Safeway carries the exact same product (!) re-branded as “Safeway Select.” Hope you live near one like I do! These are a must-have for me and I was so sad when Trader’s discontinued as I don’t usually shop at Safeway.

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