Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting--yet calorie-conscious--treat. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat cherries in the microwave on High until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Top the cherries with ricotta and almonds.

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Tips

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 Facts

155 calories; 6.1 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 31 mg sodium. 345 mg potassium; 21.5 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 6.2 g protein; 193 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 12 mcg folate; 117 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 36 mg magnesium;

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2012
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2012
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Was kind of bland used cinnamon and a few other things to intensify the flavor and wasn't much better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
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 Read More
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