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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cannoli Parfaits

The picture is a little misleading--we were very hungry for dessert and didn't bother to get out the dessert dishes and layer it. This is simply cannoli cream with strawberries on top.

½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 pkg (15 oz) ricotta cheese (fat-free is fine)
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla
blueberries and sliced strawberries
granola (not pictured)

Combine cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl and stir by hand. Fold in chocolate chips. Put a dollop of cheese mixture in a dessert glass, add a spoonful of fruit, and sprinkle with granola. Repeat. Makes 6 parfaits.

You can make cannolis if you buy 8 cannoli shells, dip the edges of the shells in melted chocolate chips, let chill in fridge, then pipe in the cheese mixture. You can garnish with fruit if desired. Leave out the granola.

You can also use the cannoli cream with sliced fruit mixed in as a filling for angel food cake. Cut cake in half, and put cannoli cream in the middle. Frost with chocolate glaze, then garnish with cannoli cream and fruit.



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