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 ~ 


  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?

  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!

  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

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

  5. Sounds yummy. Love the presentation. xo

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


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

  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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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!


    Art by Karena

  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

  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

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

  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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