Buttered Apples with Lemon Ricotta

 4 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

2 tblspn unsalted butter

2 tblspn sugar

3/4 tspn cinnamon

1 1/2 tblspn lemon juice

1 tspn lemon rind

1 cup ricotta

1 tblspn honey

1/4 tspn ground cinnamon

   

In a large non-stick frying pan, sauté the apples in the butter over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until they are softened. Sprinkle them with the sugar and half the cinnamon, and cook them over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until they are tender. Stir in 1/2 a tablespoon of lemon juice and keep the mixture warm. To make ricotta cream, place ricotta, honey, remaining cinnamon and lemon rind in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add remaining lemon juice to taste. Serve the warm buttered apples with the lemon ricotta cream and fresh pancakes or crepes