Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Low-Point Ricotta and Pecan Samplers

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A fun little delicious sampler to enjoy at your next get-together. These satisfying spoonfuls of ricotta and pecan goodness add a cute little savory flare for you to enjoy with friends or family. Prepare these, along with my fantastic "Walnut and Blue Cheese Grape Bites", and your party will be complete! :)

Low-Point Ricotta and Pecan Samplers
Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup 1/3-less fat cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 Tbs heavy cream
- Red or green seedless grapes
- 6 tsp. finely chopped pecans
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. fresh finely chopped parsley
Place the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and heavy cream in a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Chop a handful of grapes rather small. Add grapes to mixture and combine. (NOTE: This mixture only makes 6 or 7 tasting tablespoons of this sampler.) In a separate bowl combine walnuts, sugar, and parsley. Spoon one tablespoon ricotta mixture into tasting spoons or petite goblets or tasting bowls (small, tasting ramekins). Add one teaspoon of the pecan mixture on top of each serving and top with a half of a grape. Refrigerate for at least 2 to 3 hours. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 6 (tablespoons)
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 2

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