Make Ahead

Baked Ricotta with Honey Drizzle

March 13, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 2
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 —Table9

What You'll Need
  • 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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16 Reviews

Corkage March 22, 2011
Love this recipe! The honey really kicks up all the flavors! I actually made it two nights in a row!
Table9 March 22, 2011
That is so awesome! Super excited that it worked well for you.
hardlikearmour March 22, 2011
Wow! Not sure how I missed this earlier - sounds delish!
Table9 March 22, 2011
Thanks hardlikearmour! Hope you have a chance to try it.
Ninicooks March 21, 2011
Oh, I'm gonna love this site!! I want to make every ricotta dish I've seen!! I better get cheese-makin!
Table9 March 21, 2011
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.
drbabs March 14, 2011
love this.
Table9 March 21, 2011
Thanks drbabs!
Sagegreen March 13, 2011
I have tons of egg whites leftover. This sounds delicious! Might just have to try.
Table9 March 14, 2011
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!
testkitchenette March 13, 2011
Table9 March 14, 2011
wssmom March 13, 2011
Have LOTS of newly made ricotta leftover, definitely making this after work tonight!
Table9 March 14, 2011
Great! Let me know how it goes.
VanessaS March 13, 2011
Yum, this sounds great!
Table9 March 14, 2011
Thanks VanessaS! It is so simple and fresh, hope you have a chance to try it.