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Vanilla panna cotta with almond crumble

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
25 min
20 min
This classic Italian dessert is so rich in flavour, your guests will think you slaved for hours. Remember, a magician never reveals their secrets!


Light thickened cream

cup(s), (160ml)

Caster sugar

3½ tbs

Vanilla bean paste

2 tsp


1½ tsp, powdered

99% fat-free vanilla yoghurt, sweetened

400 g

Plain flour

cup(s), (50g)

Reduced fat oil spread

1½ tbs

Raw almonds

1½ tbs


  1. Place cream, sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is heated through.
  2. Sprinkle gelatine over 2 tablespoons boiling water in a small heatproof bowl and whisk until gelatine dissolves. Stir gelatine into cream mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
  3. Add yoghurt to cream mixture, whisking to combine. Pour mixture evenly into six ¾-cup (180ml) capacity serving glasses. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place flour in a medium bowl. Rub in canola spread with fingers until crumbly. Stir in extra sugar and almonds. Place crumble mixture on prepared tray. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway, or until golden and crisp. Set aside to cool. Break crumble mixture up with a spoon. Serve panna cotta topped with crumble mixture.


TIP: This recipe works well with other flavoured yoghurts such as honey or black cherry.