Blood Orange Panna Cotta and a Citrus Blog Hop

Is there anything as beautiful as a blood orange? Their gorgeous tart flavor and vibrant red color make them irresistible to me. So irresistible, in fact, that I dragged two kilos home from Tel Aviv (an hour and a half away) just so I could have my way with these seductive fruits. I drank blood orange juice and put it in cocktails. And I made this: blood orange panna cotta. It was so good, and so easy! Bursting with bright citrus flavor, the blood orange dyes the dessert a beautiful shade of pink. It’s the ultimate palate cleanser, and a wonderful end to any meal.

Blood Orange Panna Cotta Recipe

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The texture is silky smooth but light, and the cardamom-blood orange syrup drizzled over is sensational. Such an elegant flavor combination! I didn’t change the recipe from the original at Bon Appetit, so I’m going to send you over there to take a look. Get the recipe here!

I also want to thank everyone for their kind words of support for my cookbook!! If you somehow missed my post and millions of emails, Facebook, and Twitter posts, I hope you’ll read more about it here.

Blood Orange Panna Cotta Recipe

I can’t wait to see what you link up!

83 thoughts on “Blood Orange Panna Cotta and a Citrus Blog Hop

  1. Manu

    That panna cotta looks amazing! I wish I could have some! Haven’t had blood oranges in ages! They are so common in Italy, but not so much here. Beautiful pictures as always!!! 🙂

    I am going to link up some recipes! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. Lisa

    That is one gorgeous plating of blood orange panna cotta! It looks perfect and so tasty! Love the fanned strawberry on top. Congrats on your cookbook!!

  3. Shelby

    Your panna cotta is beautiful. I love blood oranges, but they can be very hard to come by around here. Congrats (again!) on your cookbook!

  4. Eri

    your panna cotta looks wonderful Katherine, I love blood oranges they are so tasty and the juice almost dramatic. It’s funny, just yesterday I upload a citrus recipe, so here it is!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. sallybr

    Well, I messed up – the name part had a “not visible” in it, so I thought it should be my name, and the spot to place the name of the recipe would come later

    is it possible for you to remove my “mistake” and I’ll add a new one later?

    sorry…. IT should read Lemon Shortbread Bars!

  6. mjskit

    Your panna cotta is gorgeous! I’m passing the recipe on to my panna cotta maker (Bobby). He loves making and eating panna cotta and we both would love this with the citrus cardamom topping. He brought home an eight pound bag of Cara Cara oranges the other (one of my favorites), so I’m on the hunt for recipes. Perfect hop this week for me! Thanks for hosting!

    • Katherine

      Thanks MJ!! I’m sure this would be delicious with any oranges, the blood oranges just give it that pretty color. Cara cars oranges are so delicious.

  7. Jo

    Panna cotta is seriously one of my favorite desserts. Right behind creme brulee. I haven’t had it in quite some time though, and seeing your fantastic panna cotta has me craving some! And blood oranges!

  8. Willow

    What a beautiful panna cotta! Love blood orange, so many wonderful uses.

    This blog hop came with the perfect timing – just made lemon muffins! Thanks as always for hosting. 😀

  9. Terra

    Would you believe I finally tried a blood orange this year? I KNOW, Crazy right? They are now my favorite….but I am sad that our season is done for the year:-( This seriously looks AMAZING! Hugs, Terra

    • Katherine

      So awesome that you finally tried blood oranges! Aren’t they just gorgeous?! Blood orange season is over here too, it’s so fleeting! But I guess that’s also what makes it so special 🙂

  10. Jessica | Oh Cake

    Beautiful recipe. I adore blood oranges. This is a dangerous hop for me because I am so enamored of cooking with oranges! Congratulations on your book! I’d love to talk to you more about it for the Food Bloggers Network group if that’s okay with you. Best ~ Jessica

    • Katherine

      Thank you Jessica!! And thanks for the book congrats. I would absolutely love to talk with you about it for the group! I’ll shoot you an email 🙂 Sorry for my late reply, I’ve been catching up on comments, etc. all week!

  11. Tobias @ T and Tea Cake

    You’re making me jealous talking about two kilos of blood oranges! It’s always a special treat when I happen to find good ones.

    Loving your puristic approach in the presentation of the panna cotta! And palate cleanser is just the right term, as I could eat all six servings at once if my stomach wasn’t full already. 😉


  12. kitchenriffs

    Pretty pictures! And sounds like a nice recipe – I’ll have to take a look at the Bon Appetit link. It’s funny, I subscribe, but I’ll bet I have most of the last 2 or 3 year’s worth of issues still in their little plastic shipping bags. It used to be a great magazine, but over the last decade it’s declined. And the page design is so annoying! Half the time I can’t distinguish the ads from the actual content. But I know it has a new editor and I’ve heard enough positive things about changes that I flipped through a couple of recent issues – things are looking up. Anyway, thanks for this.

    • Katherine

      Thanks! It’s really a lovely recipe, and so easy to make. I know what you mean about the magazine. I’ve been a longtime subscriber and always enjoy it, but it’s definitely had its ups and downs. I do like the direction that Adam Rappaport has taken the magazine in.

  13. Vicky

    This looks so good! I love panna cotta and just made some with creme fraiche, topped with strawberry mousse and puree and it was so delicious. Can’t wait to try this one with the greek yogurt and the blood oranges!

  14. Lacy @ NYCityEats

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! I love blood oranges, the color is just incredible in these photos. I’m sure it makes a perfect mixer for cocktails also! This sounds spectacular & looks extremely elegant! YUM!

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    You made me smile imagining you were bringing 2 kg of blood oranges home. Now that’s serious addiction. =) It’s a great idea to make panna cotta with blood orange – this is insanely beautiful Katherine! I love the color and it’s very appetizing!

  16. Juliana

    Wow, this panna cotta looks awesome…love the contrast of the blood orange. beautiful pictures Katherine!
    Hope you are having a fabulous week 🙂

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