Cherry-Ricotta Blintzes

Cherry-Ricotta Blintzes

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014

Ready-made crêpes—available near the berries in most produce departments—keep this blintz dessert recipe easy enough for a weeknight but stunning enough for a dinner party. Just a few minutes in the oven melts the lemony ricotta filling to deliciously complement the sweet cherries.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 cups sweet cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 9-inch ready-to-use crÀªpes
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter
  • Confectioners' sugar for garnish

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cherries, water, granulated sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine ricotta, vanilla and lemon zest in a small bowl.
  4. Transfer a crepe to a work surface, keeping it on its piece of plastic from the package. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture into a 3-inch-long strip on the lower third of the crepe. Top with a generous 1 tablespoon of the cherry mixture. Fold both sides of the crepe over the filling and roll closed. Repeat with the remaining crepes and fillings (saving enough cherry mixture for topping). Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with melted butter.
  5. Bake the blintzes until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. To serve, top each with about 2 tablespoons of the remaining cherry filling. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate cherry and cheese fillings (Steps 2 & 3) in separate containers for up to 1 day.
  • Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 blintz
  • Per serving: 184 calories; 5 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 19 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 208 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 106 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 110 mg sodium; 212 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 1 fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ medium fat meat, ½ fat

Reviews 2

August 04, 2014
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August 04, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
I just made these! Bought a big bag of fresh cherries and realized'I need to find a recipe for these' Bought a cherry pitter,which I love. First time making crepes.They came out great. My only comment is that the ricotta filling is runny. Maybe a different cheese might work better. Overall I like it and it's so pretty!
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