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Citrus-Ricotta Spread with Figs, Honey & Basil

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10 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 15 crackers each

This savory cheese spread only looks complex. All you have to do is mix it up, top with a few ingredients and serve with crackers.

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  • Combine cheese, 2 Tbsp. figs, 1 Tbsp. basil, zest and dash pepper. Spread into 6- to 7-inch circle on serving plate.
  • Top with remaining figs, basil, pepper and honey.
  • Serve with crackers.


Prepare using POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese.


Serve with woven wheat crackers instead of the thin woven wheat crackers. Makes 10 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers each.


  • 10 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 15 crackers each

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Figs and ricotta with a touch of honey make a slightly sweet topping that make these topped crackers a smart and tasty choice for eating well.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 15 crackers each
Calories 190
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 210mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • lesernia |

    It was a little bland for me. I think I'll try it next time with either mascarpone or cream cheese.

  • yumyumlaz |

    The little I got to eat was great, between my husband and kids I got in a few bites. I think I would add more pepper next time.

  • spinaciousb |

    This was a mixed bag. I brought it to a Christmas Day party and only a few people picked at it. It was a little bland and needed more pepper. I also made it with part-skim ricotta and I'm sure that was part of the problem. I do like this recipe; I think it would be best for a spring or summer gathering due to the citrus flavor, which makes it refreshing. I will try it again with full-fat ricotta.