Ricotta, Honey & Pears

Serves: 2

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  • 180 g fresh ricotta
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons honey

Recipe by Maggie Beer


Slice pears lengthways and remove cores and squeeze with lemon juice so that they don’t oxidize and place around the ricotta, then pour a big, rich, gutsy honey over the top and serve.

This requires a think natural honey which is more savoury than sweet. Mallee or Heatherwood honey would be great!

In a large mixing bowl, toss the witlof leaves, pear, parsley, and watercress with dressing to just coat the leaves.

Pile leaves on plate, top with caramelized onion, scatter cheese over and lay pancetta on top.

Serve as a shared dish in the centre of the table.

Serves two.


  • Buy the best fresh ricotta you can find. Easy to expand this recipe by buying a large round cake of ricotta to feed more people. Simply multiply other ingredients to suit the weight of the whole ricotta. It looks wonderful on a large round plate.