Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Christmas
Save Recipe Print
Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Puddings
Total:
3 hr 47 min
Prep:
12 min
Inactive:
2 hr 20 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr 47 min
Prep:
12 min
Inactive:
2 hr 20 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Puddings:
Sauce:

Directions

For the puddings: Arrange an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter 10 nonstick muffin cups and line the bottom of each cup with a disk of parchment paper. Set aside.

In a blender, combine the ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, eggs, heavy cream, maple syrup, sugar, and salt. Using a paring knife, split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds into the blender. (Reserve the seeded vanilla pod for the sauce.) Blend the mixture until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until puffed and lightly browned. Remove the muffin cups from the oven to a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes (puddings will deflate during cooling). Refrigerate the puddings, in the muffin cups, for 2 hours. Using a thin, flexible spatula, carefully remove the puddings from the muffin cups and discard the parchment paper from the bottom of the puddings.

For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine the reserved vanilla pod, cranberries, water, orange juice, orange zest and 1/2 cup sugar over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and gently simmer until the mixture has thickened and the liquid has reduced by half, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes. Remove the vanilla pod and sweeten with extra sugar, to taste, if necessary.

To serve: Arrange the puddings on small dessert plates and spoon the sauce over the top.

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Warm Sticky Figgy Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Jade Thompson

Black Bean Salad

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Italian Sausage, Spinach, and Ricotta Cannelloni

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Browse Reviews By Keyword