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Favorite Recipes: Cherry and Amaretti Parfaits

Recipe Author

Name: Michal W. (Princess101)
Total Recipes: 5



Cherry and Amaretti Parfaits

Dish: Desserts
Dish Type: Cherry
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: total time 40 min.

  • 6 ounces - (1 cup) dried cherries
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1/2 cup - granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon - coarse salt
  • 6 ounces - cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup - part-skim ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon - pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup - confectioner's sugar
  • 8 - amaretti cookies, coarsely chopped

1. Combine cherries, water, granulated sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and cook, occaisionally stirring, for 20 minutes. Let cool.

2. Meanwhile, blend cream cheese, ricotta, vanilla,confectioner's sugar and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth. Divide cherries among 4 glasses, then top each with ricotta mixture. Sprinkle tops with amaretti cookies and serve immediately.


The ricotta filling can be mixed by hand, but the food processor makes smoother  results.

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