Filed Under: bake, north-american, snack, Under 20 Mins, valentines day, Vegetables

Baked Ricotta Hearts

A sweet and simple dessert for Valentine's Day or any day you want to show your love

April 8th, 2012

Like cheesecake but not quite, these love-filled treats are simple to make and delicious to eat.
Servings
6
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 gram 454 tub smooth ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + 1/4 cup for dressing
  • 6 large radishes, trimmed and cut into eighths
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Mix ricotta with chili, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Brush 6 heart-shaped moulds or oven-safe ramekins with 2 tablespoons oil and fill them with ricotta mixture. Bake for about 15 minutes.

  4. Let cool in moulds and then turn out onto plates. Just before serving

  5. Mix honey, apple and lemon juices, and remaining olive oil for dressing. Add radishes and season to taste. Serve each heart topped with radishes.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per cup: 231 calories, 20 g fat, 9 g protein, 7 g carbs.

Baked Ricotta Hearts
Photography by Lars Ranek
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