Lemon Ricotta Soufflé from Peter Berley’s Vegetarian Cookbook, FRESH FOOD FAST!

Freshfoodfast cFresh Food Fast is a collection of mouthwatering seasonal vegetarian menus that can be created in under an hour, from James Beard and IACP award–winning chef Peter Berley, a culinary instructor, family man, and chef with a passion for delicious meals that use seasonal produce and are easy to prepare.






This warm, puffy dessert can be made with raspberries or blackberries with equally great results.


1/2 cup sugar, preferably organic washed cane sugar
6 large eggs
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 pint blueberries

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1. Set a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 375°F. Butter a 9-inch pie plate or baking dish. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, remaining 7 tablespoons of sugar, and lemon zest. Add the ricotta and whisk until smooth.
3. Pour the mixture into the pie plate and bake for 15 minutes. Top with the blueberries, sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar, and bake until just set, about 15 minutes more. Serve warm or chilled.


Peter Berley is the owner of The North Fork Kitchen and Garden, a culinary studio where he teaches intensive workshops on modern food craft and wood-fired bread baking and cooking. The former executive chef of the world-renowned Angelica Kitchen restaurant in New York City, he holds classes at The Institute of Culinary Education and Natural Gourmet Institute. Berley has contributed to Edible Brooklyn, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Natural Health, Cooking Light, and Fine Cooking magazines. His groundbreaking first book, The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, received both the James Beard and IACP Awards. He lives with his family in South Jamesport on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.

If you enjoyed this recipe, try out others by purchasing Fresh Food Fast, now available in paperback. To learn more about Peter, check out his website, like him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @PeterBerley!

2 Responses to “Lemon Ricotta Soufflé from Peter Berley’s Vegetarian Cookbook, FRESH FOOD FAST!”
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  2. Michelle McCulloch says:

    Great Recipe! Thank you soo much!

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