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Fresh Fruit with Honey-Vanilla Whipped Ricotta

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Aug 12, 2014

Fresh Fruit with Honey-Vanilla Whipped Ricotta
  1. PREP
  2. 20 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • TOTAL
  • 20 m

Recipe courtesy of Emmy-nominated chef and cookbook author Nathan Lyon.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 6

  • 2 cups Sweet Cherries
  • 4 cups Strawberries
  • 2 cups Organic Mixed Berries
  • 12 leaf fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp Sugar Granulated
  • 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Honey

DIRECTIONS

1 Remove the pits from 2 cups of fresh sweet cherries and halve them, then hull and quarter 2 pints of strawberries.
2 Place 1 pint of blueberries, raspberries or blackberries -- or a combination of -- in a medium bowl.
3 Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, the cherries and the strawberries. Toss to combine.
4 Drain one 16-ounce container of whole-milk ricotta cheese and place in a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons honey. Process until smooth, then refrigerate.
5 To serve, divide the fruit into bowls, top with a generous spoonful of the sweetened ricotta and garnish with a mint leaf.
6 photo credit: Monkey Business Images/Monkey Business/Getty Image