Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blueberry Cannoli Parfaits

Since my Tiramisu Parfait post inspired several readers to acquire parfait glasses, I have to share another parfait recipe.  We all need to put our parfait glasses to good use!

I look forward to July and August each year because I LOVE fresh blueberries in season.  Recently, Trader Joe's had the loveliest organic blueberries for sale.  Seeing them sparked some fun ideas to create in my kitchen - creamy smoothies, blueberry crisp, and now this blueberry parfait.

Ricotta cheese is a significant ingredient in the popular Italian dessert called cannolis.  Wouldn't you know?  Trader Joe's has come through again with a new product - fat free ricotta cheese - which  I've put to good use in these light springtime parfaits.

Blueberry Cannoli Parfaits

1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or 2 tablespoons orange juice if you prefer no
1 1/2 cups thawed fat free frozen whipped topping
1/2 cup fat free ricotta cheese
2 ounces angel food cake, torn into small pieces
1 tablespoon butterscotch or white chocolate chips

In small bowl, combine blueberries with orange liqueur or juice and set aside.  Place whipped topping and ricotta cheese in another bowl and fold gently together.

Place 1/8 angel food cake pieces in bottom of each of four parfait glasses.  Top with 1/8 blueberry mixture, then 1/8 ricotta mixture.  Repeat all three layers.  Sprinkle tops evenly with butterscotch or white chocolate chips.

Makes 4 servings, 4 points plus each with liqueur or 3 with juice.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on ff ricotta at Trader Joe's! I've never been able to find it.

  2. This looks delish! Thank you for sharing!