Ricotta Puddings with Raspberry Sauce

Straining the ricotta cheese is important with these simple puddings. Enjoy the creamy filling with a sweet and tart raspberry sauce on top.
By Trisha Jones

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These ricotta puddings are so easy. It is really important that you drain the ricotta over night, even if it doesn’t look like it needs draining. Otherwise, you will get a less creamy, more soggy consistency.

Ricotta Puddings with Raspberry Sauce
 
Adapted from Saveur Magazine
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Puddings
  • Unsalted butter, for greasing
  • 280g (10 ounces) ricotta, drained
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 egg
Raspberry Sauce
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raspberry jam
Instructions
Straining the Ricotta
  1. Use clean muslin or thin linen cloth – coffee filters will do.
  2. Spoon the ricotta into the cloth and squeeze from the top.
  3. Squeeze until as much liquid has been removed as possible.
Puddings
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (395F) and grease 4 small ramekins (or 2 large ones)
  2. Mix together the strained ricotta, egg, honey and lemon zest until thoroughly mixed
  3. Pour into the greased ramekins and smooth down with a spatula.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until golden on top
Pour the raspberries, sugar, jam and lemon juice into a pan.
  1. Heat at medium heat until the liquid starts to simmer and mix together thoroughly. Turn the heat off but leave in the pan to keep cooking in its own heat.
  2. Pour oven the Ricotta puddings.

 

Trisha Jones

I am originally from England but I am now living and baking like a maniac in Berlin. Noone would deny that I have a relentless sweettooth, but you will see the odd savory dish on my blog - Sugar Thumb - normally when I am going through a "I should cut down on sugar" phase!

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