Tuesday, October 4, 2011

~ Blue Cheese-Ricotta Dip ~



This is a fun, easy and tasty appetizer to serve this time of year. Add the wine and you're set!  ;-)

1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese  
8 ounces blue cheese,  crumbled (2 cups) 
2 T. apple cider (can use milk)
Freshly ground black pepper 
Snipped fresh chives or your favorite herb 

Green and/or red apple slices 
Breadsticks, crackers, pita chips ~ your choice!  

Allow ricotta and blue cheese to stand at room temperature for 1 hour. In a medium bowl stir together the cheeses, mashing with a fork until well combined. Stir in the apple cider. Add pepper to taste. Spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with chives or garnish as desired.  You can form the mixture into the desired shape that you prefer. It's fun to try for a pumpkin this time of year!  I use a cake pan that I bought when I was working at Williams-Sonoma for awhile. You can also clean out a small pumpkin or gourd and use it as the serving dish...lots of choices!

I've shared this in the past but figured it was ok as a Fall rerun.  I have so much going on right now but wanted to join the parties!

I'm joining ~ 












26 comments:

  1. This sounds yummy!! I am excited to try this.

    I am just stopping by from These Chicks Cook!

    I am wondering, what do you like to dip in this most?

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  2. Oh wow! I will be serving this tasty dish next week when my son and DIL are in town and also at my dinner party on Halloween.
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  3. Just copied this great dip recipe, I just adore anything with blue cheese, so you'll have me making this! I am stopping by from my dash board, or Bunny Hop. I'm also your newest follower! Hugs and thanks for the recipe. FABBY

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  4. This looks really delicious! Love the idea of using the pumpkin as the bowl.

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  5. Sounds yummy. Love the presentation. xo

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  6. Looks soooo yummy...thanks for sharing it with all of us:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. MMMMMMMMMMM this sounds so good! Cant wait to try it.... Hugs, LJ

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  8. I am so glad you posted this- My family will love it and I never saw it on your blog before- Thanks- I have it copied! xo Diana

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  9. Sounds devine! I love anything with blue cheese!

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  10. This sound wonderful and looks terrific! Thanks for the receipe!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

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  11. Sounds SO good. I make a cheese ball in a pumpkin shape at this time of year. I will try this one for a change! Thanks so much for the recipe! XO, Pinky

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  12. What a wonderful dip recipe! I love both ricotta and blue cheese.

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  13. I have never tried that! I love how you served it!
    You worked in WSonoma? I would have spent my whole paycheck. I was there yesterday, but the outlet! PB is next to it. Didn't buy a thing. Used to be able to find some good bargains, but not yesterday!
    Have a great TX weekend!

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  14. This looks so good and it has all my favorite things in it...thanks for sharing, love it displayed like this too! :D

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  15. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. You have a great blog and the dip and quinoa recipe look delicious!
    I :)

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  16. Hi Pat,
    What a beautiful presentation for your Blue Cheese Ricotta Dip. The dip looks delicious. We don't have any rain yet just clouds, I am in the yard doing the rain dance, hope it works. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. That is one good looking dip! I'm always looking for a new recipe.
    Thanks for this one!

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  18. Looks so good, Pat!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hi Pat,
    I love blue cheese so I'm looking forward to trying this!
    How's the blog problem?

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  20. OMG, this looks awesome! I can almost taste it from here! I will so be trying this one ... and, SOON! Thanks for sharing, yet again, a fabulous recipe! xo

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  21. Pat how yummy I will be making this!!

    I would love your thoughts on my Autumn decor so far, oh and I have a new giveaway as well!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  22. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

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  23. This looks so good! We started doing all sorts of appetizers on Christmas Eve instead of a heavy dinner and I'm adding this to our list!

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends this week!

    ~Shannon, Food Channel Editor, Momtrends.com

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  24. This looks so yummy, hope to give it a try! Thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

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  25. Hi there, this recipe looks delicious and perfect for this time of year. I recently found your blog and will continue to follow. I would love it if you would pop on over to my blog and perhaps you might like to follow me also. That would be great. Hugs, Chris

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