Cherry-pistachio cannoli cream
Part-skim ricotta cheese
Packed brown sugar
2 oz, (1/4 cup)
¼ tsp, grated
2 cup(s), such as bing, pitted, plus 4 cherries on the stem
Shelled pistachio nuts
⅛ oz, chopped, (2 tablespoons)
- Combine the ricotta, brown sugar, and salt in a food processor; process until perfectly smooth, 1 – 2 minutes.
- Scrape the cheese mixture into a medium bowl; stir in the chocolate chips, orange zest, and vanilla. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
- Stir the pitted cherries into the cheese mixture. Divide the cannoli cream evenly among 4 dessert bowls. Sprinkle with the pistachios and top each with a cherry on the stem. Serve at once. Yields generous 1⁄2 cup per serving.