Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rockin' Ricotta...

I recently mentioned that I've got a "thing" for ricotta (Spiced Asian Pears with Sweetened Ricotta), but that was an understatement!  Lately, I have been playing around with all the AMAZING simple dessert options this versatile cheese has to offer.  So easy to make and something about saying "ricotta" makes it sound like you can cook. :)  Here are a couple different combinations that I have tried... and LOVED!

*I'm partial to this one- perhaps steming from "Blueberries For Sal" my favorite childhood read. :)
Sweetened Ricotta with Fresh Blueberries 
1 cup ricotta
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
handful of fresh blueberries

*Doug liked this one best.  Shocker... chocolate & raspberries.  That was a "given".
Cocoa Ricotta with Fresh Raspberries 
1 cup ricotta
1 T cocoa powder
2 T sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
handful of frozen or fresh blueberries 

*My girls really liked this one.
Ricotta with Fruit Preserves
1 cup ricotta
2 T jam (I used some of my homemade blackberry jam)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (if desired)
(I garnished with red sugar sprinkles, just so you're not stumped trying to figure out what that is. :)
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1 comment:

Momma Kaye said...

The thing that makes this dessert such a healthy alternative is the protein found in the ricotta cheese. I am going to try this with some splenda or stevia for sweetner... Do you think it will work?