Easiest Appetizer – Sophisticated AND Delicious!
Simple, elegant and packed with sumptuous truffle flavor in every bite! The secret ingredient is Truffle honey – a perfect balance of sweetness and earthiness that adds a luxurious taste to the simplest appetizer!
Sophisticated and classy, this crostini is so easy to make but stands out with the fluffy ricotta, nutty parmesan, and sweet and savory honey. BE BRAVE and make this for your next family gathering, it will be the star of the evening!
Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Truffle Honey
(* indicates my preferred ingredients – see notes for alternatives)
6-8 slices O&V Bruschetta Toast or home-made crostini (see Chef Note) *
¾ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons O&V Unflavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) *
½ cup finely and freshly grated Parmesan cheese (see Chef Note)
Fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste
3 – 4 tablespoons O&V Truffle Honey *
Fresh rosemary, chopped for garnish
Crushed pink peppercorn for garnish
In a food processor, whip together the ricotta, EVOO, Parmesan cheese and season with salt and a little pepper to taste.
Spread the ricotta on the crostini/bruschetta toast. Drizzle each toast with Truffle Honey and a small pinch of fresh chopped rosemary and crushed pink peppercorn.
Active time 5 minutes Total Time: 8 minutes
To make your own crostini at home: Preheat the oven to 425F. Slice rustic bread, brush slices on both sides with Roasted Garlic Oil and place on a baking sheet in the pre-heated oven for 7-10 minutes, turn and toast another 2-3 minutes until golden and crispy. You can also choose to use gluten-free bread to do this.
I recommend buying a wedge of parmesan cheese and grating it fresh on the smallest holes on your grater. This allows for a creamier whipped mixture than when you use store bought, pre-grated parmesan which tends to be grainier due to the fillers used in it.
* The Bruschetta Toast makes this an easy, appetizer to create at any time, but see Chef Note for home-made crostini. Given the simplicity of the recipe, high quality ingredients will make all the difference to the ultimate taste, so please use a quality Unflavored EVOO and Truffle Honey.
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