Kids Can Make: Ricotta, Blueberry and Grape Toasts

These pretty toasts are simple to make. For little and big kids: Let them help measure and spread the ricotta on the bread. For big kids[: Let them cut the grapes in half.]

Total Time:
35 min
20 min
15 min

4 servings

  • 1/4 cup sliced, skin-on almonds
  • 3/4 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey, plus more for drizzling and serving
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 baguette, cut into two 6-inch pieces, halved horizontally
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet, and toast until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes; transfer to a small bowl, and set aside.

  • Toss the grapes, blueberries, honey and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Stir together the ricotta and lemon zest in a small bowl.

  • Dividing evenly, spread the 4 baguette halves with the butter. Transfer to the rimmed baking sheet, and toast until lightly browned and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Sprinkle the toasted halves with a pinch of salt and a bit of pepper, and spread each with 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture. Put each half on an individual serving plate, drizzle with honey, top with a generous 1/4 cup of the fruit mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the toasted almonds. Serve with more honey on the side.

Kids Warning: Note to parents: Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen. These recipes are appropriate for children of various ages, 4 to 10. When a recipe calls for cooking on the stove or using a paring knife, an adult should do those activities and let the child assist, if age appropriate.

Note: Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen. Limit the child to tasks that are safe and age-appropriate.

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