Simple and healthy dessert recipe made with fresh berries and ricotta. Any fresh berries can be used in this dessert. The options are endless.

Fresh Fruit and Ricotta Parfait

Summertime is the perfect time for picking up fresh berries from the local farmers market or family grocery store. In this recipe, fresh berries and ricotta parfait, I used strawberries and blackberries, but any berries will do.  One of the fun things about a parfait is that you can make it as big or as small as you like, depending on how many people you are serving.  This recipe provides enough to make 8 large parfaits.  They can be served in a set of wine glasses or your favorite drinking cups, or just mix it up a bit with a melange of different cups.

In this recipe we chose to blend the fresh berries into a sauce for the topping, but for a simpler alternative just simply place the whole or sliced berries into your parfait.  To finish, I topped the parfait off with some shaved dark chocolate.  Enjoy.

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Fresh Fruit and Ricotta Parfait

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cups

Fresh Fruit and Ricotta Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 10 wafer cookies
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 425 g ricotta
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Crush pecans and wafers and mix with butter in a pan.
  2. Heat on low temperature until butter is melted and covers the crushed pecans and wafers.
  3. Remove from heat and add to the base of dessert cups (I used glass drinking cups).
  4. In a bowl, whip together ricotta, vanilla and honey until smooth and creamy.
  5. Place ricotta filling in the dessert cups on top of the pecan base.
  6. Add lemon juice, sugar, and 3/4 of the berries to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  7. Dice the remaining berries and add to the mixture, and stir.
  8. Pour the berries into the parfait cups, on top of the ricotta.
  9. Place in the refrigerator to keep cool.
  10. When ready to serve, shave a generous amount of dark chocolate on top.

Fresh Berries and Ricotta Parfait

Fresh Berries and Ricotta Parfait

Fresh Berries and Ricotta Parfait

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