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Blueberry Honey Whipped Ricotta Crostini

  • Author: Christine Mello
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Blueberries, ricotta cheese and honey are paired to make this elegant perfect party appetizer!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 loaf french bread, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 24)
  • mint leaves and additional honey for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spread both sides of bread slices with a very thin coat of butter. Place slices on a sheet pan and bake in preheated oven for 12 – 15 minutes until edges are crisp. Set aside to cool.
  3. While the bread slices are baking, add blueberries, lemon juice and honey to a medium bowl. Stir and set aside to macerate.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the ricotta cheese, cream and salt. Pulse until ricotta is smooth. Add lemon zest and pulse a few times to blend. 
  5. Spread cooled bread with cheese mixture, dividing equally among the slices.
  6. Top the cheese with a spoonful of blueberries, dividing equally among the slices. Add a mint leaf to each.
  7. Transfer to a serving tray and enjoy!

 

 


Notes

To plan ahead for a party, bake the crostini and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Top them right before serving.

Keywords: blueberry, lemon, ricotta cheese, crostini