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Berry Ricotta Dessert April 9, 2008

Filed under: Other Desserts — stacielk @ 12:07 am
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I made lasagna the other day and ended up with leftover ricotta cheese so I went on a search, like usual, to find something to make with the leftovers.  There are always other Italian dishes that I could have made but I wanted something people don’t think of making ricotta cheese with often.  I found this recipe on DK’s Culinary Bazaar, thought it looked good and decided to give it a whirl.  This was a very nice light dessert with just the right amount of sweetness from the honey.  Instead of adding more honey to the berry sauce, I added sugar free syrup which minimized the tartness.

Berry Ricotta Dessert

(Recipe from:  DK’s Culinary Bazaar)

  • 1 generous cup ricotta cheese ( I used fat free)
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 4 tbsp honey, plus extra to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups mixed fresh/frozen berries
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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place the ricotta cheese in a bowl and break it with a spoon.  Add the beaten egg, honey and vanilla extract and mix till the mixture is smooth.

     

    Lightly grease 4 ramekins.  Spoon the mixture into the ramekins and level the top.

     

    Bake them for 20 minutes (mine took 30-40) or until ricotta are risen and golden. 

     

    While you are waiting for them to bake, place the fruits in a saucepan with a little water (no water if you are using frozen) and heat it gently until softened.  Add honey or syrup to taste and let cool.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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2 Responses to “Berry Ricotta Dessert”

  1. Jen Says:

    Hi Kat– what a good idea for leftover ricotta. When I buy it I always end up with half a tub sitting in the fridge.

  2. Ellie Says:

    Like Jen, I also usually end up with half tubs of ricotta sitting around so it’s good to have new recipes to try it in. One question – how would you describe the texture of this dish (I’m a texture freak)?


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