Ricotta Parfait With Berries

This ricotta parfait recipe is the perfect summer dessert with its creamy taste full of red and blue berries. The red, white and blue colors of this simple dessert also make it perfect for this year’s Fourth Of July party.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 1/4 cup lite ricotta cheese
* 1/4 cup nonfat cream cheese
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 tablespoons no-sugar-added all-fruit seedless raspberry spread, melted
* 1 cup fresh raspberries
* 1 cup fresh blueberries
* 3/8 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
* 2 tablespoons frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed

DIRECTIONS:

Combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese and sugar in food processor. Process until smooth, scraping sides of processor bowl once; set mixture aside.

Combine fruit and stir gently. Spoon 1/4 cup fruit mixture into parfait glasses. Top with 2 tablespoons ricotta mixture, 3 tablespoons cookie crumbs, 2 tablespoons ricotta, cream cheese, sugar mixture, 1/4 cup raspberry spread, and 1 tablespoon whipped topping.

Chill parfaits minimum of 2 hours before serving.

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