Blueberry, Balsamic and Ricotta Spread

Prep Time: 1.5 Hours
Portions: 6
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Blueberry, Balsamic and Ricotta Spread - Completed

  • 1,110g of Ricotta Spread
  • 210g of Blueberry Balsamic Compote
  • 30g of toasted pistachio, chopped

Ricotta Blueberry Spread

  • 1,154.74g of ricotta
  • 21.38g of olive oil
  • 18.33g of salt
  • 7.33g of dehydrated lemon peel granules
  • 4.89g of dehydrated lemon juice
  • 3.67g of dried basil
  • 3.67g of chives, dried
  • 3.67g of parsley, dried
  • 3.67g of black pepper
  • 3.67g of roasted garlic

Blueberry Balsamic Compote

  • 238.08g of IQF blueberries
  • 87.43g of balsamic vinegar
  • 37.03g of olive oil
  • 34.29g of sugar, granulated
  • 28.80g of honey
  • 10.82g of Pectin
  • 8.23g of salt
  • 1.65g of garlic powder
  • 1.65g of onion powder
  • 1.19g of black pepper, 38 grind
  • 0.43g of Ground Thyme
  • 0.41g of Ground Rosemary


Procedure: including prep, cooking, assembly, finishing

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  1. Portion 185g of ricotta mixture into a 12 ounce serving container
  2. Using a spoon, clear a 1″ deep divot in the middle of the cheese
  3. Fill the divot with 35g of blueberry balsamic compote
  4. Dust the entire container with chopped pistachios

Ricotta Spread

  1. Whip ricotta in stand mixer with paddle until it lightens in texture
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix briefly, > 1 minute
  3. Portion 185g per container, pressing a divot in the middle to hold compote

Blueberry Balsamic Compote

  1. Bring all ingredients except pectin to a simmer
  2. Cook mixture for 30 minutes
  3. Add pectin and cook for an additional 15 minutes
  4. Pour mixture into a hotel pan and place in refrigerator until completely cooled

Recipe Tip

This mixture has a tendency to scorch. Using a rubber spatula, frequently stir and keep any hot spots from collecting in the pan.

Items needed: including equipment, smallwares, etc

1 – 12 ounce shallow dish for serving

About This Recipe

A lightly sweet and tangy vibrant spread for toasts and crackers or for dipping. The perfect addition to a gourmet cheese platter!

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