Almond Cream with Strawberries

Almond Cream with Strawberries

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

A dollop of lightly sweetened ricotta over fresh berries makes a sophisticated, super-simple dessert.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cups strawberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or Splenda Granular
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract


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  1. Toast almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  2. Hull strawberries, slice and divide among 4 dessert plates. Mix ricotta with sugar (or Splenda) and almond extract until smooth. Spoon over the berries and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 173 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 19 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 247 IU vitamin A; 42 mg vitamin C; 198 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 62 mg sodium; 237 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (70% daily value), Calcium (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit 1 medium-fat meat

Reviews 2

February 15, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Amazingly AWESOME!!! Healthy, quick and easy! You can eat it every day. Pros: Tasty, healthy, yummy
April 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This dish was really excellent and a lovely surprise. My husband, who was not raised a healthy eater, loved it! We both agreed that the taste and texture of the almond cream was the best part - very delicate, sweet and surprising. Give the almonds a bit more time than suggested; I got impatient and they were not as "golden-brown" as they could have been. This would be a great dish for entertaining!
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