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Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery Recipe

Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery Recipe

“This healthful protein filling can double as a dip for sliced apples. I often make it ahead, so kids can help themselves to an after-school snack.” Dorothy Reinhold - Malibu, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:25 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 celery ribs, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces

Directions

  • 1. Place apricots in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add the ricotta cheese, brown sugar, orange peel and salt; cover and process until blended. Stuff or pipe into celery. Chill until serving. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 12 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

Reviews for Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"This is a fairly healthy recipe that gives you something sweet. I left the filling on the side as well and have used a variety of different things to try with it. Great for an afternoon snack!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Didn't really like this. Made it for Fourth of July and no one ate it. People would try it but wouldn't finish one. Ended up throwing most of it away. It might be better with regular cream cheese rather than the ricotta."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"I actually didn't stuff these but left it on the side with celery, carrots and pretzel rods. Folks loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"delish! quick, easy, and cures the sweet tooth"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I loved this snack, and will make it again real soon. Thanks!"

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