Orange Cardamom Ricotta with Honey, Figs and Almonds

Homemade ricotta becomes a delicate dessert with an infusion of flavors and a topping of sweet honey, luscious figs and crunchy almonds.
By Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
Orange Cardamom Ricotta with Honey, Figs and Almonds

Orange Cardamom Ricotta with Honey, Figs and Almonds
 
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Homemade ricotta becomes a delicate dessert with an infusion of flavors and a topping of sweet honey, luscious figs and crunchy almonds.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of 1% milk
  • 4 cups of 2% milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 orange peel
  • 2 cardamon pods slightly crushed (hit them slightly with the back of a chef’s knife )
  • 4 tsp fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice or regular lemon
  • ½ – 1 cup of raw honey we used wholesome sweeteners
  • 12 figs, quartered
  • 1 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • zest of one organic orange
Instructions
  1. Combine milk, orange peel, cardamom pods and salt In a large sauce pan. Heat at medium heat for about 15 minutes
  2. In the meantime, line a fine mesh colander with a cheese cloth and place it over a bowl.
  3. When milk comes to a soft boil and small bubbles start to form, add lemon juice and stir the milk mixture until it curdles. Pour into the cheese cloth and let it drain until only the curds remain
  4. Discard all the water from the bowl. Place the colander in the fridge, over a bowl, for 2 hours
  5. Serve ricotta with figs, drizzled with honey, orange zest and almonds
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