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These easy Honey Whipped Ricotta and Prosciutto Crackers are everyone’s favorite party bites. Pick up your preferred crackers and layer them with creamy ricotta, salty prosciutto, pomegranate arils, and sweet honey to create the perfect appetizer for all your upcoming holiday nights. Everyone loves these small, handheld bites, they’re the easiest to make! Perfect for holiday nights at home with family and friends.

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Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!! We’re down to the very last minute, so I thought I’d share a simple, easy, last-minute appetizer with you guys. I’m not sure about your family, but my family loves appetizers. They tend to be some of our favorite recipes of the night…these sweet and savory bacon twists are my brother’s personal favorite. But me personally?

I LOVE a cheese board. And when I say cheese board, I mean a really good, cheese board…with the works. I always go all out with my holiday cheese boards packing them to the brim with my favorite cheeses, crackers, meats, nuts, spreads, fruits, and everything else in between. They’re one of my favorite appetizers to create for family and friends.

But guys, this year’s holidays look different for so many of us. And while I love my giant party size cheese boards, I wanted to be able to give you all a recipe that was a little smaller-scaled and handheld! Yes, we might not be having the huge Thanksgiving dinners we’re all used to, but we can still enjoy our favorite foods…just on a smaller scale!

The inspiration? My cheese board!!

The truth is I will still be making a cheese board this year, because, for me, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without one, and I love tradition. But, as I said, I know many of you have fewer people attending Thanksgiving this year. These bites are perfect for a smaller crowd!

These crackers are kind of like a cheese board, just all in one! And the added bonus? No need for everyone’s hand to be touching every single cracker. Just grab one and go!

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The (very) simple details.

So, these might just be one of my simplest, easiest recipes…but yet? I LOVE it so much. Snacky foods have really become some of my favorites these days. I’m loving combining, salty, sweet, and savory flavors to create a small bite that’s hard to put down.

Here’s how these go.

First, locate some good ricotta cheese. You’ll want to use a whole milk ricotta for best flavor. Now, whip that ricotta either in the food processor or blender with just a touch of honey. Trust me on the honey. It’s the perfect sweetness that adds so much flavor to any kind of salty cheese.

Once the ricotta is smooth and creamy, it’s “whipped”.

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Next, crackers!

Use any cracker you love most. Something crisp and crunchy is great. I love to use Raincoast Crisp Crackers which I pick up at Whole Foods. The fig and olive or hazelnut cranberry crackers are my favorites!

Or, go the buttery cracker route and use Ritz…which truthfully are SO DELICIOUS. I love a Ritz cracker and have no shame in admitting it. They not fancy, but they’re good.

Once you have your crackers all worked out, it’s time to assemble. Layer the crackers with a fig preserve (totally optional, but I love fig anything). Then dollop on the ricotta, add a little salty prosciutto, a sprinkle of pomegranate arils, and finish with a drizzle of honey and some fresh thyme.

Simple. Simple. And so delicious. Each bite has a little crunch and a little creaminess. It’s lightly sweet and perfectly salty with a juicy burst from those pomegranates. Everything we love most on a cheese board, but all layered onto a cracker…the most perfect two-bite snack.

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And that’s my simple step-by-step. Nothing fancy, but when it comes to last-minute holiday recipes, they really should be simple.

And the fun thing about simple recipes? They tend to be everyone’s favorites.

Soo, fingers crossed you still have a little wiggle room in your Thanksgiving menu to include these pretty bites. I’m excitedly waiting to see them all on Instagram come tomorrow night…hopefully along with some other HBH recipes as well!

So what are you guys making? Dying to see your choices!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving guys! My hope is that you’re all spending the day with the people you love most and having fun in the kitchen, cooking and baking the day away. If any of you are still working on your menu for today, take a look at my menu for this year. Hope it helps you find some inspiration!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! See you all on Friday!

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Looking for other easy last-minute appetizers? Here are my favorites: 

Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists

Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts

Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates with Rosemary Honey

Lastly, if you make these Honey Whipped Ricotta and Prosciutto Crackers, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Honey Whipped Ricotta and Prosciutto Crackers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 175 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey plus more for drizzling
  • flaky sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) box crackers
  • 18-22 teaspoons fig preserves/jam (optional)
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, torn
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • fresh thyme, for serving

Instructions

  • 1. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, pulse together the ricotta and honey until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Arrange the crackers on a serving plate. Spread each with a small amount of fig preserves (if using). Add a dollop of the whipped ricotta, then top each with a piece of torn prosciutto. Sprinkle the pomegranate arils and thyme over the prosciutto. Serve, drizzled with additional honey and sea salt.

Notes

To Make Ahead: The crackers can be assembled a few hours ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving. 

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  1. Hi! Looks SO delish, I can’t wait to try! Do you have a recommendation for a topping replacement if my family doesn’t eat meat? Thank you :))

    1. Hey Karina,
      I would just skip the prosciutto:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. Is it possible to make the whipped ricotta in advance by a day or two? Or is it best to whip it the day of? Heading to the in-laws for Easter, so would like everything complete ahead of time aside from assembling! Thank you!!!

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