I wish I had more than 5 stars. I've just finished scraping my spoon against the parfait dish to get every last taste sensation. It does taste like a fattening dish. I had the serving portion and I was totally satisfied. The taste is creamy and tastes like cheesecake, but without the work of course. The dessert was done in no time and we didn't even chill it for the whole 2 hours, and it didn't affect the taste. I highly recommend this dessert for those cutting calories and for those who don't need to, you'll never guess it's low fat. I did have to double the recipe to feed my family, because the original only makes 2 servings.
I thought this would be delicious, but in making the creamy portion I decided it needed a little more sugar. The sugar broke down the ricotta leaving me with a runny mess. I will try the recipe without the extra sugar (or with a substitute) when I get some more ricotta. :-)
This is really good and pretty to look at, also. I only had full fat cream cheese in the house but I took the calorie chance and made it anyways. So very good that I'd bet it'd be great with the low fat version of cream cheese, too. The was so easy to put together and I'll be making it often and perhaps try different berries.
I have been making this very same Cooking Light recipe for years, and it has become a huge family favorite, I was pleased to see this posted here! Don't pass this one up!