Orange and Thyme Whipped Ricotta Apple Toast Recipe

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Apples are the most valuable crop in Michigan. According to the Michigan Apple Committee, Michigan is the nation’s third-largest producer of the tasty fruit. Nearly 15 million apple trees cover 34,000-plus acres, producing popular apple varieties such as Fuji, Evercrisp, Gala, Golden and Red Delicious, and Honeycrisp.
Welcome fall with a upscaled toast that can be enjoyed as breakfast or a festive appetizer. Featuring thyme, orange, apples and hazelnuts – this recipe brings together all there is to love about fall in a toast.
Serving Amount
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple or other crispy variety, thinly sliced

  • 14 cup hazelnuts, chopped

  • 2 slices whole wheat or sourdough bread, toasted

  • 12 cup part-skim ricotta

  • 14 cup Greek yogurt

  • 12 orange, zested and juiced

  • 2 tbsp thyme, chopped

  • 2 tsp honey

  • Step 1

    In a pan over medium heat, spray with oil and add hazelnuts. Shake around every 30 seconds or so and toast for 2-3 minutes. Watch so they do not burn.

  • Step 2

    In a blender or food processor, add ricotta, Greek yogurt, orange juice, orange zest, thyme and honey. Blend until smooth.

  • Step 3

    On toasted bread, add 2-3 tablespoons of whipped ricotta mixture. Add sliced apples on top, then finish with toasted hazelnuts. Enjoy!

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