Baked Ricotta with Honey Drizzle

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Author Notes: This week I wanted to do something fresh and super simple, with a hint of sophistication. The thyme, honey and Pecorino Romano jazz up this basic ricotta dish. And the idea of baking the ricotta was exactly the hint of sophistication I was seeking. Serve the ricotta warm, with sliced toasts or a nice side salad. Enjoy!

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* This recipe was inspired by Gourmet Girl

Serves 2

  • 1 cup Homemade Ricotta
  • 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Pecorino Romano
  • Grated Zest of One Lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Thyme, Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Honey
  • 2 Eggs, Separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter two 8 ounce ramekins.
  2. In a small bowl, whip egg whites with a hand-mixer until peaks form.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, Pecorino Romano, lemon zest, thyme, 2 egg yolks, salt and pepper until blended. Fold in 1/3 of the whipped egg whites. Fold in remaining egg whites.
  4. Divide mixture between the two ramekins. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and drizzle with honey and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Let cool for only a few minutes as this ricotta is best served warm.
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over 3 years ago Corkage

Love this recipe! The honey really kicks up all the flavors! I actually made it two nights in a row!


over 3 years ago Table9

That is so awesome! Super excited that it worked well for you.


over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Wow! Not sure how I missed this earlier - sounds delish!


over 3 years ago Table9

Thanks hardlikearmour! Hope you have a chance to try it.


over 3 years ago Ninicooks

Oh, I'm gonna love this site!! I want to make every ricotta dish I've seen!! I better get cheese-makin!


over 3 years ago Table9

How new are you to the site? So excited that you joined. It is such a wonderful place for foodies and home chefs alike. Hope you have a chance to try my baked ricotta, please feel free to experiment with the herbs and citrus flavor. Let me know how it goes.


almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

love this.


over 3 years ago Table9

Thanks drbabs!


almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

I have tons of egg whites leftover. This sounds delicious! Might just have to try.


almost 4 years ago Table9

Hope you have a chance to try it Sagegreen. Please feel free to experiment, there are so many flavors you could use. I want to try orange zest with sage!


almost 4 years ago testkitchenette



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almost 4 years ago wssmom

Have LOTS of newly made ricotta leftover, definitely making this after work tonight!


almost 4 years ago Table9

Great! Let me know how it goes.


almost 4 years ago VanessaS

Yum, this sounds great!


almost 4 years ago Table9

Thanks VanessaS! It is so simple and fresh, hope you have a chance to try it.