Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Whipped Ricotta
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
2 cups fresh sweet cherries, halved and pits removed
2 pints strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 pint blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a combination
5 large fresh mint leaves, chopped finely (2 tablespoons) plus 4 large whole mint leaves
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Vanilla Whipped Ricotta:
1 (16-ounce) container whole-milk ricotta cheese, drained (BelGioioso Brand)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons honey, preferably orange blossom
In a medium bowl, toss to combine the fruit salad ingredients.
Put the ricotta, vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar, and honey in the bowl of a food
processor or mixer. Process or whip until smooth. Refrigerate until it’s time for dessert.
To serve, divide the fruit into bowls, top with a generous spoonful of the Honey Whipped
Vanilla Ricotta and garnish with a mint leaf.