Kumquat Marmalade and Whipped Ricotta Toast

This lucky Chinese-inspired recipe pairs kumquat marmalade with luscious whipped ricotta –all slathered on crusty toasted baguette slices. Delicious for a festive brunch or as an appetizer.

Kumquat Marmalade and Whipped Ricotta Toast

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

1 minute

Serves

6 people

Fruit bearing kumquat trees, which resemble a tree loaded with an abundance of gold coins, are often used to symbolize prosperity and good luck during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.

This lucky Chinese-inspired recipe pairs kumquat marmalade with luscious whipped ricotta –all slathered on crusty toasted baguette slices. Delicious for a festive brunch or as an appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup best quality ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 crusty baguette
  • 1/2 cup kumquat (or orange) marmalade

Preparation

  • 1 Combine ricotta, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt in a food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade. Pulse until smooth and whipped. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • 2 Preheat broiler.
  • 3 Slice baguette into ½-inch thick slices. Arrange on sheet pan and lightly toast on both sides under broiler.
  • 4 Spread ricotta evenly over toast; top each toast with a dollop of marmalade. Arrange on plate and serve.

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