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Old 01-11-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Chocolate-Cherry Ricotta Toast

Serve as an appy, dessert or accompaniment to hot chocolate, tea or coffee.

Chocolate-Cherry Ricotta Toast

- 3/4 cup cherries, pitted and chopped, juice reserved
- Extra chopped cherries for garnish
- 1-1/2 cups ricotta cheese
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 slices Cinnamon Raisin bread (about 3/4" thick)
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate curls
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Mix together chopped cherries and reserved juice, ricotta, sugar to taste and almond extract in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Toast the bread. Spread each slice with the cherry-ricotta mixture and sprinkle with the chocolate pieces, sliced almonds and extra chopped cherries.

4 servings


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Old 01-11-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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mish this sounds wonderful !!!!!!!!!
i'm all over this next time i buy cherries

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Old 01-11-2006, 10:08 AM   #3
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Thanks, Middie. It reminded me of a cannoli filling. I might give that a try, sprinkled with some pistachios? Wondered if I should post it under dessert, but wasn't sure what catagory.
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:15 PM   #4
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Mish, I'll copy this over to desserts--it's too good not to!
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