Luscious Amaretto Ricotta With Berries (Low Fat)

"Simple, but delicious, this is all about the ricotta. This is a low fat version of a Bon Appetit recipe that also included cream cheese, but not Amaretto. This ricotta is also good with peaches and crushed Amaretti cookies. Includes 30 minute stand time for the fruit. Each serving (based on two people) contains 3.5 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of saturated fat (calculated from ingredient labels)."
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  • Combine berries with lemon juice and sugar. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. This will allow a syrup to develop.
  • Mix ricotta ingredients together. This may be done in a food processor, if a finer texture is desired.
  • Serve berries over a scoop of the ricotta. Serving it in a martini or other decorative glass makes for a nice presentation.

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  1. wow this is great. I used only blackberries. But I'll try with other fruits another time. The ricotta mixture is so good that after I ate my serving (on the photo), I did more ricotta but to eat like that alone without fruits. I used more amaretto. Yummy! Thanks Maito :)
  2. We loved this! I increased the fruit and also added blackberries to the mix. I skipped the amaretto - delish! Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having again this summer!
  3. OH BOY did we delight in this wonderful dessert dish. Added a little more amaretto and a tad more sugar into the ricotta but honestly it was just perfect! Luckily I had strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Not a bit was left! Thank you so much! ZWT4 Babes in Italy.
  4. My neighbor made this for dessert tonight and shared....lucky me! It is SO good. Fresh blueberries that we picked together this morning, lovely strawberries....just no raspberries around. Perfect light dessert. Healthy and felt very adult though I know the kids would dig into this too. I would serve this for company feeling confident it would be loved and loving that it was quick to make. Thanks for sharing! ZWT4 Italy.
  5. Lovely dessert and no guilt trips. I've sourced frozen blueberries and have bought bags of them to have on hand and was very glad to use them in this delightful and light recipe. The perfume of the Amaretto comes through subtly but effectively and should not be left out.


  1. I was trying to make this exactly as listed until I realised my ricotta cheese had gone bad so I had to ad lib and ended up using low fat greek yogurt instead. I liked it so much this way that I've had it with yogurt again since, although when I will make it as directed as soon as I get some more ricotta in. What I love most about this recipe is that it is so healthy but tastes to decadent! The only amendment I made the second time was to omit the almond extract. Although it's extract I always (not just in this recipe) find the flavour a bit processed and overpowering. So anyway, I added some more amaretto to compensate! As another reviewer mentioned, the amaretto is a fantastic addition and adds so much depth to the flavour of everything. I didn't serve mine up as beatifully as the photographers did - mine got flung in a tupperware dish and taken to work, but everyone still ooh'ed and aah'ed over it anyway! This is a great recipe though and a definite keeper - it's so easy to make and so lovely and tasty and healthy! Thanks Maito!



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