Friday, February 1, 2013


My absolute favorite cookbook is Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home.  It has been around for nearly twenty years.  I own two copies—one at home and one here in Florida. 


This dessert takes advantage of the Plant City strawberries that are plentiful this year.  I have adapted the recipe a bit—cutting it in half for one thing because we would eat it all if I made the eight servings as described in the cookbook.

Strawberry-Ricotta Mousse
8 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 pint fresh strawberries
1/4 cup strawberry fruit spread
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 T confectioners’ sugar (optional)
  • Beat the ricotta with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Rinse the berries and cut into small pieces, saving a few whole ones for garnish.
  • Fold the strawberries and the fruit spread into the cheese.
  • Whip the cream and sweeten if desired.  Fold into the fruit and ricotta.
  • Refrigerate for at least twenty minutes.  Serve in individual cups.

It is a pleasant combination of richness and lightness.


  1. Oh this sounds yummy. I'll add it to my file and use it when I need something special! Thanks for sharing!

  2. My goodness does this sound delicious. I will copy and paste this so I can try it this next week.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Now I am off to catch up with you its been too long since I have gotten to visit with you.

  3. ooooooooooohhhhhhh does that sound good. I am going to copy this one to make then next time I get strawberries!!! Thanks, and have a great weekend!

  4. Oh how I wish I could eat strawberries. Those Plant City ones are so good but they mess up my stomach with those little seeds. You have put them to good use.

  5. You are a great inspiration. Today I'm baking a carrot cake for the grandkids who are coming for a sleepover, my daughter too! Photos tomorrow!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  6. This does sound good. I love ricotta cheese. And when I worked part time at a bookstore years ago , I used to peruse the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks. I'll have to go back and check them out again.

  7. Yum - but I might have to sprinkle some chocolate chips on top!

  8. That sounds so fresh and delicious. I will have to try it.

  9. That does look and sound yummy! However I am going to have to hang on to this for now, fresh strawberries in southern California are not very abundant or good and way over priced! But I will keep this one for later. Thanks!


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