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Ricotta with Raw Honey and Organic Pears from Whole Foods

Sweet and healthful, this dessert bridges the seasons between summer and autumn by combining crisp pears with Italian ricotta cheese whipped with raw honey. A delectable way to celebrate the changing seasons.

Serves 6

2 cups fresh Italian ricotta cheese

6 tablespoons raw honey (regular honey can be used)

1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract 4 pears, such as Anjou or Bartlett

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Blend ricotta, honey and vanilla extract in food processor until smooth.

Transfer to bowl. Cover bowl and refrigerate until ricotta mixture is slightly set, about 2 hours.

Just before serving, slice pears lengthwise into wide sections; gently toss pear slices in a small bowl with lemon juice. Divide ricotta mixture among 6 wineglasses. Top with pear slices and serve.

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