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Ricotta, Pear and Almond Toast

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 3 mins
Yield Serves: 1
What makes it great: Ricotta has more protein and less saturated fat than cream cheese.


  • 1 slice hearty multigrain bread
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 small firm-ripe Bartlett or Anjou pear, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Pepper, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 314
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • sodium 266 mg

How to Make It

  1. Toast bread to desired doneness. Place almonds in a small, dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl. Spread ricotta on toasted bread. Top with pear and sprinkle with almonds. Drizzle with honey. Finish with a grind of pepper, if desired.