Balsamic Berries with Ricotta “Cream”

Balsamic Berries with Ricotta “Cream”

Ingredients

  • 4 cups blueberries (stemmed and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almonds (toasted and slivered)
  • 1/4 cup coconut (toasted)

Directions

Step 1. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice & sugar. Cook for 3 minutes.
Step 2. Remove from heat and pour over berries. Refrigerate and let marinate about 1 hour.
Step 3. Whip together ricotta cheese, vanilla and low fat milk.
Step 4. Gently fold in yogurt and cinnamon.
Step 5. To serve – layer as follows: Place 1/4 cup fruit in bottom of dessert glass; Top with 1 tablespoon ricotta mixture; Sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds and 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted coconut; Repeat one more time
Step 6. Enjoy!