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Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Diet (2007)

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



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...

6 Reviews for Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

12/29/2012
Anonymous
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.

quick, easy to doctor
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01/09/2012
Anonymous

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.

can taste really good with a little bit of modifications
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4 comments

Anonymous wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

This is supposed to be a

This is supposed to be a no-sugar added dessert.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I'm a little confused, then,

I'm a little confused, then, as to why you rated this 4 stars ?

09/28/2010

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

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09/12/2010
Anonymous

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.

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08/15/2010
Anonymous

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!

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Anonymous wrote 8 weeks 1 day ago

I am confused, why did you

I am confused, why did you give it four stars.. I just tried it because of all of the stars... and it was "NASTY!" GROSS!
Cherries were good, almonds were also good... but the Ricotta... Yuk!!

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