Peach and Ricotta Tart

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Floridia Ricotta is a creamy white, mild, fresh cheese with a soft texture and a slightly sweet flavour. Made the traditional Italian way, Floridia Ricotta is manufactured from the whey produced in the making of Mozzarella and Pecorino. Ricotta can be eaten as is with a little salt, pepper and fresh herbs, although it is more commonly used in Italian pasta dishes and desserts. It is delicious in salads, dips or with Prosciutto and melon. Ricotta is a favourite in Lasagna, Cannelloni, Manicotti and in all filled pastas such as Ravioli and Tortellini. As a dessert cheese, Ricotta works well with honey, fruit, or chocolate as in Cannoli, and makes an excellent low-fat addition to cheesecake recipes.

Semi-sweet and creamy
Moist, soft with a light delicate grain
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  • 24 (200g) sponge finger biscuits, finely crushed
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 375g FLORIDIA CHEESE Ricotta
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 large yellow peaches, each stoned and cut into 1cm thick slices
  • Honey, warmed, for brushing
  • Chopped pistachio nuts, for sprinkling, optional
  1. Preheat a baking tray in a moderately slow oven 160oC.
  2. Stir together the biscuit crumbs and butter until evenly combined and then press into the base and up the sides of a 24cm tart pan.
  3. In a food processor process together the Ricotta, sugar, flour, vanilla and eggs until just smooth and combined. Spoon into tart pan and then arrange the peach slices on top.
  4. Bake on the preheated tray for 45 minutes or until filling is set and golden. Brush with honey. Allow to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes then chill to set and firm completely. Remove from pan to serve, ideally at room temperature, and sprinkled with pistachio nuts if desired.

Note: Ricotta makes a lovely creamy filling for this tart which you can top with the best, ripe stone fruit you can get. Chilling it in the fridge makes removing it from the pan easy! Serves 8-10.

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