Perfectly Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Ricotta Tart
Pumpkin, Ricotta, and Blue Cheese Tart with Arugula
Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler
It’s pumpkin season which means we’re surrounded by those beautiful little gourds. And while pumpkin lends itself to sweet things, we like to mix it up and create savory dishes with it, as well.
Especially as appetizers for cocktails.
And how delicious would this tart be with the tipple of your choice?
Personally, I like it with a merlot with a big bold personality, but it would also be delicious with a good ole whiskey and ginger.
Speaking of delicious, the pumpkin really, really, loves lemony ricotta with a titch of heat from red pepper flakes. Just look at this creamy spoonful of heaven…
And when it’s kissed with the blue cheese – well, it’s a proverbial slice of heaven.
And feel free to grab an assertive blue cheese, like a gorgonzola. It’s the modest star of the show, so indulge in a top shelf one. Now round up your ingredients and get that F.N. Sharp Chef Knife and cutting board ready to slice and serve this perfectly savory tart!
About the Author
Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who lives in a suburb of Burlington, VT. She cooks big food in a small kitchen, and her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. Launie is the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at TeenyTinyKitchen.com.