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.
Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds
Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting—yet calorie-conscious—treat.
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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.
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
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.
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!