You are here: Home » Recipes » Honey-Poached Apples with Ricotta Cheese Honey-Poached Apples with Ricotta Cheese Recipe by Jon AshtonKitchen Tested Yield 4 servings Prep 25 mins Cook 30 mins A humble dessert goes way upscale with ricotta and crushed amaretti cookies. Mark Boughton Photography PrintEmail Ingredients 2 ripe, firm apples, peeled2 cups port or red wine1/2 cup honey1/2 cup water Juice of 1 lemon Rind of 1/2 lemon, cut in strips1 cinnamon stick1/2 cup raisins1 1/3 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese1/2 cup coarsely crushed amaretti cookies Instructions Cut each apple in half and remove core and seeds. Place in a large saucepan with wine, honey, water, lemon juice and rind, and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Flip apples over and simmer 10 more minutes. Remove apples from liquid and let cool. Place 1 cup poaching liquid in a small saucepan with raisins. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until raisins are plump and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Remove lemon rind. Place 1/2 cup ricotta cheese on each plate. Top with 1/2 apple and raisin sauce. Sprinkle with crushed cookies. Recipe by Chef Jon Ashton.