Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine March/April 2007

Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting—yet calorie-conscious—treat.

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  • 3/4 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds

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  1. Heat cherries in the microwave on High until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Top the cherries with ricotta and almonds.
  • Healthy Heart Variation: To reduce saturated fat even further, use nonfat ricotta in place of the reduced-fat ricotta. 133 calories, 0 g saturated fat.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 155 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 193 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 117 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 31 mg sodium; 345 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews 6

December 29, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Bland - My modifications I use equal amounts of sour cream, ricotta, and cream cheese and zest an orange into the mix. A drizzle of strong/reduced coffee on top with a few chocolate shavings made it pretty pretty good. Pros: quick, easy to doctor
January 09, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Add lemon juice to the cherries, only cook them long enough in the microwave to defrost them and add a teaspoon of sugar. It then tastes like your eating cherries that have that burst of sweet tart flavor they have when fresh, with a nice creamy counterpoint from the ricotta. Pros: can taste really good with a little bit of modifications Cons: needs to be modified
September 28, 2010
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By: Louise
I read the not so positive comments and decided to "doctor this up a little". I mixed the ricotta cheese with a tsp of vanilla and some splenda (a remembrance from the south beach diet). Also "marinated" the cherries in a couple of TBS of Amaretto. I didn't even microwave the (frozen) cherries, but this would only make it better. I thought it was delicious! Of course, adding a little Reddi whip improves it as well. Still relatively healthy
September 12, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I have done this before, but I mixed in a little bit of protein powder. It isn't going to taste like a "real dessert", but it isn't bad. Plus the protein powder adds some needed flavor to the ricotta and some added protein to the whole dish.
August 15, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is a pass, we were looking for a healthy desert, and this was not it. Now we have no desert at all because it was so bad. Oh well...T&E forever!
January 08, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Was kind of bland, used cinnamon and a few other things to intensify the flavor and wasn't much better.