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Blueberry Ricotta Parfaits

Blueberry Ricotta Parfaits



  • 1 large banana, cut into ¼-inch cubes (about 1 cup) or 1 cup other fruit, diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons blueberry fruit spread
  • 1 package (4 ounces) fresh blueberries (about 1 cup)
  • 12 vanilla wafers, coarsely crushed (about ½ cup)



  1. In a medium bowl, toss banana and 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  2. Fold in ricotta
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt fruit spread and remaining lemon juice on high power, 10 to 12 seconds
  4. Add blueberries to fruit spread mixture
  5. Stir to coat
  6. In each of four parfait or dessert dishes layer 1 tablespoon wafer crumbs, ¼ cup ricotta mixture, 2 tablespoons blueberries
  7. Repeat layers, ending with blueberries
  8. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to allow crumbs to soften, about one hour