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Easy Luscious Whipped Ricotta Cheese Board Recipe

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Easy, Luscious, Whipped Ricotta Cheese Board Recipe with a drizzle of honey and chopped pistachios is perfect for holiday entertaining! This recipe is the ideal Mediterranean Dessert! Also, dessert Boards are great conversation starters.

Creamy whipped ricotta with honey and chopped pistachios surrounded by dates, figs and fresh fruit!

What’s beautiful about creating a platter or board is it takes mindful care and attention. The careful placing of fruits and cheese, deciding what goes where, is a joy unto itself.

FAQ About Ricotta

Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from the watery parts of cow, goat, sheep, or Italian water buffalo milk that are left over from making other cheeses. Ricotta has a creamy texture, often described as a lighter version of cottage cheese.

Helpful Tip – Buy the best Whole Milk Ricotta possible. It makes a difference. Many manufacturers take shortcuts now and add Carageenen and Gums. Who needs that? The consistency is not the same; if you taste many ricottas, you will notice the difference. I love Organic Valley. I also look for imported Italian ricotta, usually free of fillers.

Delicious, whipped ricotta with honey and pistachios

Ingredients for Whipped Ricotta Platter

  • Whole Milk Fresh Ricotta Cheese – buy the BEST!
  • Honey – Look for local honey
  • Olive Oil – Adds a creamy texture
  • Chopped Pistachios – that salt against the sweet – Yum!
  • Fresh Figs
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Medjool Dates
  • Baguette Sliced
  • Crackers
  • Optional – Italian Cookies

Ingredient Notes

  • For best results, buy the best ricotta possible
  • Any fresh fruit can work for your platter!
Creamy whipped ricotta with honey and chopped pistachios surrounded by dates, figs and fresh fruit!

How To Make Whipped Ricotta

  1. Put Ricotta, Olive Oil, and Honey in a High-Speed Blender or Food Processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender, if needed, with a rubber spatula.
  3. Remove from the blender with the rubber spatula and place in a serving bowl. Cover bowl and keep chilled until serving. Drizzle with Pistachio Nuts and Honey.
  4. On a large wooden board or serving board, place the bowl of creamy ricotta in the middle and surround the bowl with the fresh fruit, crackers, and sliced baguette. You can add a bowl or two of various nuts and some chilled wine, and you have a beautiful appetizer ready to enjoy with your guests. If you have a large group, you can keep a second bowl of the ricotta dip chilling.

Serving Ideas

These are my favorite serving ideas for Whipped Ricotta Cheese Recipe!

  • Serve with a toasted sliced baguette and bowl of honey
  • Place flutes of prosecco or champagne near the platter
  • Serve with sliced pound cake and strawberries
  • Delicious over waffles or pancakes
  • Serve with sliced peaches on a piece of toast – my fav!
  • Lovely for breakfast with fresh fruit
  • Add Heirloom colorful carrots
  • Serve at a dinner party with our Chicken and Herbs de Provance 

Variations on Whipped Honey Ricotta

  1. Whip the Ricotta with Lemon Zest and Flakey Sea Salt
  2. Sprinkle ricotta dip with pomegranate seeds
  3. Whip the Ricotta and top with savory herbs like Basil and Rosemary
  4. Serve your Whipped Ricotta with Balsamic Syrup and top with chopped Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil
  5. Garnish your platter with a handful of fresh herbs!

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Easy, Luscious Whipped Ricotta Cheese Board

Easy, Luscious, Whipped Ricotta Cheese Board Recipe with a drizzle of honey and chopped pistachios is perfect for holiday entertaining and year-round parties. This recipe is the ideal Mediterranean Dessert! Also, dessert Boards are great conversation starters. 

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients


  • 16 oz. Ricotta


  • Honey – 1 – 2 Tablespoons


  • Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons


  • Chopped Pistachios – 1/2 cup


  • Fresh Figs – 6 Figs whole or cut in half


  • Apples – 2 sliced


  • Pears – 2 sliced


  • Grapes – 1 large bunch


  • Strawberries – 1 cup


  • Bread – toasted or fresh


  • Crackers – regular or gluten-free


  • Medjool Dates – 6-8 seedless

Instructions

  1. Put Ricotta, Olive Oil, and Honey in a High-Speed Blender or Food Processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender, if needed, with a rubber spatula.
  3. Remove from the blender with the rubber spatula and place in a serving bowl. Cover bowl and keep chilled until serving. Drizzle with Pistachio Nuts and Honey.
  4. On a large wooden board or serving board, place the bowl of creamy ricotta in the middle and surround the bowl with the fresh fruit, crackers, and sliced baguette. You can add a bowl or two of various nuts and some chilled wine, and you have a beautiful appetizer ready to enjoy with your guests. If you have a large group, you can keep a second bowl of the ricotta dip chilling.

Notes

We love serving this at dinner parties for dessert. It’s always a hit!

*If preparing beforehand, keep the sliced apples and pears in a bowl with 1/2 lemon squeezed into enough water to cover the fruit.  Prevents oxidation.

 

Keywords: Mediterranean Diet, Whipped Ricotta, Ricotta Butter Board, Gluten Free

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