This sweet and savory Baked Ricotta Dip is a warm appetizer perfect for holiday parties or as a fancy football food. Fresh figs, toasty pistachios, sweet preserves, and fresh herbs and spices swim in a sea of melty cheese that’s deliciously scoopable with a thick, crusty baguette.
Keyword baked ricotta dip, easy appetizers, figs, Football food, hot cheese dip, pistachios
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F) and spritz an 8” baking dish with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray. Set Aside.
Mix ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, rosemary, parsley, lemon zest and juice in a large mixing bowl until well combined then spread the ricotta mixture in an even layer in the baking dish.
Drop dollops or large drizzles of the fig preserves onto the ricotta dip then use a butter knife to swirl the preserves into the cheese. Add an extra sprinkle of mozzarella and Parmesan to the top of the ricotta dip then top with sliced figs and chopped pistachios. Add a drizzle of olive oil on the top then bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.