Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makesabout 2 dozen
- 3 dried apricots
- 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 5 celery ribs, cut into 1-1/2-in. pieces
- Place apricots in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add the ricotta cheese, brown sugar, orange zest and salt; cover and process until blended. Stuff or pipe into celery. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 12 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Jan 16, 2019
I wanted to like the healthier Ricotta but the flavor did not stand up well as stuffing in celery. In second attempt, I used whipped cream-cheese (thus omitted salt) and really liked it then!
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!
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.
Nov 24, 2011
I actually didn't stuff these but left it on the side with celery, carrots and pretzel rods. Folks loved it.
Aug 22, 2011
delish! quick, easy, and cures the sweet tooth
Aug 11, 2010
I loved this snack, and will make it again real soon. Thanks!