Lemon-Honey Goat Cheese Pear Cheese Dip

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil: The Ancient Olive butter-, rosemary– and lemon-infused olive oils work well here)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large Anjou pear, finely diced 4
  • ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon Juice of ½ lemon
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • Handful of chopped walnuts

Instructions

Strain whole milk ricotta to get out as much liquid as possible. Set aside. Heat butter or olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add pears and cook until soft and golden, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 375ºF. In medium mixing bowl, mix together drained ricotta, goat cheese, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and caramelized pears. Transfer mixture to baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Top with chopped walnuts and bake another 8-10 minutes.

Let cool for 10-15 minutes and enjoy! Serve with crostini or fruit slices.

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