Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

29 Dec

1 15-oz. carton whole milk ricotta cheese

6 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

1/2 tsp. snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed

1/4 tsp. snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed

1 Tbsp. honey

36 toasted baguette slices

Sliced apples, fresh thyme, and/or toasted chopped walnuts

Honey

1. Place ricotta in a large mixing bowl.  beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in Gorgonzola, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon rosemary until combined.  Fold in 1 tablespoon honey until just combined.  Spoon mixture into a serving bowl.  Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours.

2. To serve, spread on baguette slice and top with apple slices, thyme and/or walnuts.  Drizzle with honey.

Makes 36 appetizer servings.

Better Homes and Gardens, December 2010

I made this one for Christmas and it was perfect for just such an occasion.  Rosemary and Thyme have both always reminded me of the smell of pine trees and everyone kept saying they tasted just like Christmas.  Perfect!  The honey works to soften up the otherwise coarse cheeses and helped create a creamy finish.  Total genius.

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2 Responses to “Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread”

  1. Carin December 30, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    That gorgonzola and apple appetizer is delicious! I have made it for thanksgiving and xmas. I actually subsistuted the gorgonzola with brie the last time, and by golly….another delicious creation!!! This website rocks:)

    • chicagodinnerbell December 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

      Ooh I have to try it with Brie – my favorite. I heard about this one from you and I just knew it’d be perfect for a holiday. Can’t wait till the first Wednesday!

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