Yogurt Panna Cotta With Figs and Honey

Yogurt Panna Cotta With Figs and Honey

The Spruce / Anita Schecter

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Refrigerate: 60 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
339 Calories
14g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 288mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 9g
Calcium 144mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Figs are one of the most ornamental fruits but also have great culinary diversity. They can be eaten raw in a salad like this fig and kale salad, as an appetizer such as these bacon wrapped figs, cooked into a homemade fig jam or as a sweet like this Turkish fig dessert.

Native to the Middle East, they're now grown in many parts of the world. In the US, much of the crop comes from California and late summer to early fall is their peak season.

This lightened up version of a dessert panna cotta uses goat cheese and Greek yogurt for a great tang that pairs well with honey. The creamy texture is a nice treat with raw figs and it's easy to prepare. It's truly the perfect light treat for late summer.


  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Plain ​Greek-style yogurt
  • 4 oz. Goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 figs, halved
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pinch salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Using either a stand or hand mixer, whip together the cream and sugar.

  3. Beat in the yogurt, goat cheese, vanilla, and salt.

  4. Pour equally into 4 jars or dessert glasses and refrigerate for about an hour to firm up.

  5. Add the sugar, honey, salt, and water to a saucepan and heat on medium just until the sugar dissolves.

  6. Distribute the halved figs evenly into the 4 servings and pour the honey glaze over the figs.