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Minted peach and ricotta dessert

Sformato di Ricotta con le Pesche – (Minted Ricotta with Marinated Peaches)

Abruzzo Cibus
Sformato di Ricotta con le pesche is an Abruzzese peach dessert that is not only delicious, but it also requires no cooking, perfect on a hot summer's day when you have soft, ripe, drip-on-your-chin juicy peaches
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 500 gm Ricotta
  • Grated zest of 1 large un-waxed organic lemon and/or orange
  • 4 tbsp Fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp Honey
  • 500 g Fresh, ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 125ml Apricot nectar (undiluted apricot juice)


  • Combine ricotta, zest, honey and mint in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  • In a non-metal bowl add the sliced peaches. Add the apricot nectar. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
  • If available lightly oil (vegetable oil) a metal pastry ring or smooth round cookie cutter (7cm/3½”). Place in the centre of a dessert plate. Spoon in the ricotta and lightly press with a spoon. Add more ricotta to fill the ring to the top. Press again with a spoon to make it compact. Carefully lift the ring making sure the ricotta retains its form.
  • Spoon the marinated peaches over the top. Garnish with a nice sprig of mint leaves.
Keyword Ricotta,, Peach, Mint
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