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Crab Ricotta Cheese Appetizers

This Crab Ricotta Appetizer is so simple to do, and great for any party, tail gating, bbq's, or lunch. Making your own ricotta is easy, and taste so much better then store bought. Simple yet delicious appetizers.

So what is Ricotta Cheese  made of?  

  • Whole Milk

  • Cream

  • Salt

  • Lemon Juice

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

4 Cups Whole Milk

1 Cup Heavy Cream

1 tsp Salt

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice




​I used Garlic Butter Ritz Crackers and imitation crab meat (flake)

Makes 2 Cups


How long will fresh Ricotta Cheese Last?: 


Fresh ricotta can be used right away or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.

What can you make with Ricotta Cheese?

  • Pasta

  • Fold it into scrambled eggs

  • Stuff things!

  • Add a few spices, and put on crackers

  • dollop it on Pizza

So Many Possibilities!


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Combine milk, salt and cream in medium pot. Place pot over high heat. Stir almost constantly as mixture heats. When it comes to a boil add lemon juice. Turn off heat and let sit undisturbed for 15 min.

Line a strainer with 2 or 3 paper towels, and place over a large bowl,  poor slowly into strainer.


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Let strain until you can form a ball with your Ricotta. Drain the curds for up to 60 minutes: depending on how wet or dry you prefer your ricotta. The whey will drip into the larger bowl.  Press gently, releasing some liquid (don't press out too much liquid or cheese may be dry). Return ball of cheese to colander and let rest 20 minutes.



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1 tsp Garlic Salt

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup Parsley flakes

1 tsp cilantro

1/4 tsp pepper

Salt and Pepper tops of Appetizers with salt and pepper


Note: you can even sprinkle with smoked Paprika!

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