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 ricotta
- 6 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- 4 ripe pears, such as Anjou or Bartlett
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
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.
Per serving: 210 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates (3g dietary fiber, 22g sugar), 10g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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