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.
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!
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”.
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.
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!
Looking for other easy last-minute appetizers? Here are my favorites:
Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists
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
Calories Per Serving: 136 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 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
- 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.
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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.
These were so delicious and so pretty. I know the recipe says that the fig jam is optional, but I think it’s pretty crucial to add such a wonderful sweetness. These really “dressed up” the appetizer table, we all loved them!
Perfect!! I love to hear that this recipe was tasty, thanks for making it! xT
made this for a recent Christmas party and it was a big hit! I made it on a platter instead of individual crackers and it worked out just as good. One of the easiest appetizers to make!
Wonderful!!🎅 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it and your comment! xT
Just made these, SO GOOD (as always). Thanks Tieghan, your recipes got me through all my holiday cooking and baking with endless compliments.
Fantastic! Love hearing that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try. xTieghan
Beautiful recipe. Easy to assemble. But when I whipped the ricotta with the honey it basically liquified the cheese. Any tips for the next time I make it? I used whole milk ricotta as well. Thanks!
Hmm sorry to hear this, I’ve not had anyone give this feedback yet, so I am wondering if your ricotta just had too much liquid in it? xTieghan
OMG you are killing me here! The possibilities with this foundation are endless. Think salmon, cranberries . . . Wow. Please stop. Every time you post one of these I just keep adding it to my list. LOL. Also I am not sure how easy it is to source good cheese in CO so I wanted to mention a spot that might be of interest to you. I am afraid I am a bit of a cheese snob so even Whole Foods can’t satisfy me. As nice and as helpful as they may be they don’t have a cheddar worth considering in my opinion. https://fromagination.com/ If you want a to die for aged cheddar and I mean aged 10 years or longer this is the spot.
Lol thanks so much Cari! I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan
I am going to try this for Thanksgiving! Where do you find the fig preserves? In the jelly section? My local grocery store does not have it. Thanks 🙂
You might be able to find the fig preserves near the cheeses, if not I would ask a store employee. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan
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 :))
I would just skip the prosciutto:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
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!!!
I would make the whipped ricotta the day of. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan
These were delicious! Used Blackberries instead of pomegranate.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan
I made these for Christmas Eve when we had appetizers for our meal. They were amazing and they quickly disappeared! So easy and tasty!
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad you enjoyed! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
Love love these! The honey adds so much flavor. It was a great app thank you!!!
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
I made these for a party last night—these were a HIT!!! Most requested recipe of the evening. Supe easy and delicious!
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
I made these for a couple dinner parties and they were absolutely delicious. Totally gorgeous presentation and the taste was just as good. Super easy to make and assemble as well
Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT
Is there a secret to whipping the ricotta? I’ve tried in the past and it separates
I like to whip mine in a food processor and this usually works pretty well. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
These look lovely, really festive.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you Teighan, team Half Baked Harvest and all your family. I hope you have the best one yet!
I’m doing a cheese board at Christmas time, I’ve bought the tray already!! Thanks for all your inspiration. BTW I love your picture of the split pomegranate above, beautiful. Xx
I hope you have the most amazing Thanksgiving as well, Kelly! Thank you! Also, love that you bought the try for the cheeeseboard for Christmas as well!! xTieghan
I’m with you on cheese boards, they’re the best! But I love how simple these whipped ricotta & prosciutto crackers are (that prosciutto looks SO delicious!). Have a happy Thanksgiving Day!!! (:
Thank you Binks! I am really glad you like this! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! xTieghan