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Cannoli in a Glass Recipe

Here is my guilt-free, delicious, low-fat version of a cannoli that is so simple to prepare. All you need is an elegant stemmed glass to make an impressive dessert presentation
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons pistachios, finely chopped
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Directions

  • 1. Place the first five ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon ricotta mixture into two parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Sprinkle each with pistachios; top with a cherry. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup ricotta mixture with 1 teaspoon pistachios and 1 cherry equals 293 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.