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Ricotta Pudding

This budino (pudding) takes its inspiration from Sicily where ricotta cheese, oranges and almonds are staple products. The pudding can be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated. Serves 4


1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup diced dried apricots plus a few whole for garnish

Zest of one orange

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds



Drain the ricotta cheese through cheesecloth for several hours or overnight, then place in a medium size bowl. Add the orange juice and whip until smooth. Stir in the apricots and orange zest. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream and sugar until the cream is stiff. Fold into the ricotta mixture. Divide and spoon the mixture into 4 goblets and garnish each with some of the slivered almonds.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe is from show 2217 – Something Sweet/Qualcosa di Dolce.


  1. Davenna Carwie's avatar

    Davenna Carwie

    Made the Ricotta pudding today for 16 people. It was fantastic. Everyone loved it and was very impressed.

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