- 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Vegetable oil, for rubbing
- 1/3 cup whole cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup Cinnamon Toast Croutons, for garnish (see Note)
- In a small, microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until softened, about 3 minutes. In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk the sweet potatoes with the whole milk, heavy cream, condensed milk, brown sugar and salt. Microwave the sweet potato mixture at high power until warm, about 1 minute. Microwave the gelatin mixture at high power until melted, about 10 seconds, then whisk it into the sweet potato mixture and let the panna cotta mixture cool.
- Lightly rub six 1/2-cup ramekins with vegetable oil. Pour the panna cotta mixture into the ramekins and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
- In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and cranberry juice. Run the tip of a paring knife around the inside of the ramekins. To unmold, dip a ramekin into a shallow bowl of hot water for 30 seconds; dry off the ramekin and invert the panna cotta onto a plate. Spoon the cranberry sauce on top and garnish with the Cinnamon Toast Croutons.
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