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Cheese Crisps with Ricotta Dip Recipe

Cheese Crisps with Ricotta Dip Recipe

This Italian-style appetizer is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. My kids gobble up the crisps even without the fruity dipping sauce!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 slices pancetta or bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, cook pancetta in oil over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2. Drop Parmesan cheese by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets about 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with pancetta. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove from pans.
  • 3. Combine ricotta cheese and preserves; sprinkle with basil. Serve with crisps. Yield: 2 dozen (1-1/2 cups dip).

Nutritional Facts

1 crisp with 1 tablespoon dip equals 68 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.