Saturday, September 1, 2007

Creamy Ricotta and Fresh Fruit

I think this is an awesome recipe. It's just sweet enough to satisfy that sweet tooth and healthy with all the fresh fruit. It's based upon a cannoli recipe from both Jamie Oliver and Martha Stewart. It's a great Italian classic with a twist!

serves app. 5 depending on serving size

32 oz Ricotta (drain any liquid off the top)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Sugar
app. 1 cup chocolate chips, as many as you want :)
Any kind of fruit you would like. I used strawberries, cherries, blueberries and blackberries. They all should be washed and sliced. You may want to add a little sugar to the strawberries so they let out their juices.
5 cookies, some sweet bread, or something crunchy to put on the fruit and ricotta.

Fresh blueberries, cherries and strawberries with a little sugar.

Put your ricotta, sugar and vanilla into a food processor and blend it for about 1 minute. After the ricotta gets a smooth creamy texture, take it out and put it into a bowl with the chocolate chips! Mix till the chocolate chips are evenly distributed.

Creamy Ricotta and chocolate chips.

Place ricotta and chocolate chips into ice cream cups or anything you like. Start by layering the fruit onto the ricotta. Then crumble your cookie or sweet bread on top!

Ricotta, fruit and cookie!

Serve cool and enjoy!
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