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Desserts

Sweet Ricotta Topping

Sweet Ricotta Topping recipe
photo by:kraft
Finally, an elegant way to add a little touch of Italy and the flavor of cannolis to otherwise simple desserts.
posted by
 a cook
on 10/14/2002
time
prep:
10 min
total:
1 hr 10 min
servings
total:
3-1/2 cups or 28 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
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what you need

1
container  (15 oz.) POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
2/3
cup  powdered sugar
1
Tbsp.  lemon juice
1
tsp.  vanilla
2
cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

PLACE ricotta, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in food processor container; cover. Process until smooth. Spoon into medium bowl.

ADD whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Cover.

REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour before serving.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

E-Z Fruit Shortcakes
Prepare as directed. Spoon over pound cake slices and assorted fresh berries. Garnish with small dollops of additional thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and fresh mint sprigs just before serving.
Tiramisu Cream
Prepare as directed, omitting lemon juice and adding 1 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee and 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon with the ricotta. Spoon ricotta mixture into dessert dishes or small coffee cups. Garnish each with a small dollop of additional thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and grated BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate. Serve with ladyfingers. Makes 28 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each.
Cannoli Cream
Prepare as directed, substituting orange juice for the lemon juice and adding 1 tsp. grated orange peel. Gently stir in 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit before refrigerating. Spoon ricotta mixture into individual dessert dishes. Garnish each with a small dollop of additional thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. Serve with assorted NABISCO Cookies. Makes 32 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each.
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