I love pie. I’ve always loved pie – sweet, savory, it doesn’t matter. Probably has something to do with my celtic heritage – pies after are very popular in English and Scottish cuisine so I come by that love honestly.
And my grandmother made the best pie. Ever.
So what does pie have to do with Cinnamon Spiced Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Compote? Glad you asked!!
See, despite my absolute and utter adoration of pie I don’t like it for Thanksgiving. I know… blasphemy!!!!! But seriously, after the turkey,gravy, the potatoes, more potatoes (‘cuz you can’t just have one kind, right??), green beans, cranberry sauce, the rolls, stuffing…. need I say more?
Yeah… pastry, filling, whipped cream… pass the alka seltzer…..
Which brings me to this Cinnamon Spiced Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Compote. Because even though I am not a huge fan of pie for Thanksgiving I am a huge fan of dessert… and after my favorite meal of the year I want dessert.
Just not that much of it… which is where Cinnamon Spiced Panna Cotta with Cider Sauce comes in. It’s pretty much like having apple pie with ice cream – and without the crust
And for Thanksgiving this is exactly what I want – sweet and spicy without a lot of heft. The “secret” to this is the spiced apple cider syrup – which is pretty much something you all should have in your refrigerator this fall.
Because not only is it terrific in this Cinnamon Spiced Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Compote, but it is absolutely delicious drizzled over pancakes, waffles and french toast – and it is absolutely fantastic in this sherry based cocktail called Falling Leaves. Which would be a lovely way to start off your Thanksgiving feast.
Which brings me my ulterior motive in serving this Cinnamon Spiced Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Compote at Thanksgiving… I don’t have to “save room” for pie…..