Brûléed Ricotta

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This quick dessert is meant to be as simple as it gets, but there’s one little secret that ensures it will be as delicious as possible.


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) high-quality whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Fresh raspberries, for serving


  1. Place the ricotta, lemon zest, and honey in a large bowl and stir to combine. Divide among 4 (6-ounce) ramekins and place the ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Evenly sprinkle the tops with the sugar.
  2. Arrange an oven rack in the highest position. Place the baking sheet on the rack and turn on the broiler. Broil until the ricotta is golden-brown and bubbling, 5 to 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can use a kitchen torch to brown the tops of the ricotta. Let cool for 10 minutes. Top with raspberries and serve.

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