My wife and I were having a dinner party.  In our world, that means everyone participates in the cooking.  Our theme was Greek food.  In the next week or two, you will see a Greek orzo recipe, some Greek dips and some Greek lamb.  It was so good.  Everyone contributed to an awesome meal and that is so much more fun.  I should also say the company was awesome.  These are great and special friends of ours.  It is easier to go out for a dinner but it is so much more personal, so much more laid back and so much easier to talk one another.  A dinner party is such a good way to connect with friends and bringing people into your house really deepens the friendship.

Melopita, ricotta, Greek dessert, baking

Melopita

Melopita, ricotta, Greek dessert, baking

I did not have a lot of ideas for a Greek dessert and I am not a fan of nuts.  I googled Greek desserts and came up with this Melopita.  So cool.  It is baked ricotta topped with honey.  Now this may not be chocolate but it is sweet.  Did I say this was easy?  I hesitate to post this Melopita because of its simplicity.  Please do not tell anyone.

Melopita-ricotta-Greek-dessert-baking

Honey Topping added

Melópita (adapted from Cook Me Greek):

  • 1 container ricotta
  • 5 – 6 tbsp honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1Tbsp corn flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • vanilla or lemon zest for flavor
  • Cinnamon for topping
Ingredients, ricotta, honey, flour, salt, honey

Ingredinents


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  In a bowl, add in all ingredients

Honey added to ricotta and eggs

Honey Added

and whisk until completely incorporated.  

Mixed ricotta

Mixed

Spray a baking dish with canola spray.   Pour the Melópita batter into the baking dish.  

Ricotta mixture in bowl, pre-bake

Poured Into Bowl

Bake  for 40 minutes or until golden.  

ricotta post bake

Post-bake

Let the Melópita cool.  Turn the Melopita over on to a serving plate.  

Melopita Turned over, Greek, dessert

Melopita Turned Over

You can serve cold from the fridge or at room temperature.  (I served cold.) Before serving, dust generously with cinnamon and finish by drizzling with as much honey as you like.  

Melopita, final, greek, dessert, ricotta

Melopita

Serve and enjoy!