Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

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Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Parfait
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • ⅓ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 20 chocolate wafers, crushed

Directions

  1. Drain cherries, reserving liquid in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to measure ⅓ cup; set aside

  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in reserved cherry juice mixture until smooth. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cherries and lemon juice. Cool.

  3. Place the ricotta, cream cheese and sugar in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add the syrup, lemon juice and vanilla; process until combined. Gently fold in whipped topping and chocolate chips.

  4. Place one tablespoon crushed wafers in each of eight parfait glasses. Top with ⅓ cup cheese mixture and a heaping tablespoonful of cherry sauce. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe courtesy of

Taste of Home

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