Ricotta with Raw Honey and Pears

Serves 6

Sweet and healthful, this dessert bridges the seasons between summer and autumn by combining crisp pears with Italian ricotta cheese whipped with raw honey. A delectable way to celebrate the changing seasons.

  • 2 cups fresh Italian ricotta cheese
  • 6 tablespoons raw honey (regular honey can be used)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe pears, such as Anjou or Bartlett
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
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Blend ricotta, honey and vanilla extract in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Cover bowl and refrigerate until ricotta mixture is slightly set, about 2 hours.

Just before serving, slice pears lengthwise into wide sections; gently toss pear slices in a small bowl with lemon juice.

Divide ricotta mixture among 6 wineglasses. Top with pear slices and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:210 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 22g sugar), 10g protein
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