Tutti-Fruity Parfait

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Menu Part: Dessert
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 6

Honey, sugar, cream and ricotta cheeses mixed together and layered with fresh fruit in this delightfully fluffy dessert.


2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. sugar
1⁄2 cup orange liqueur
4 cups mixed fresh fruit (black_berries, raspberries, mango, seedless grapes, or star fruit)
2 tbsp. lime juice


1. With an electric mixer, whip ricotta, cream cheese, honey, and sugar until smooth. Blend in 2 tbsp. orange liqueur. Refrigerate until service.

2. Toss fruit with lime juice; add remaining orange liqueur and marinate 30 min.

3. For service, spoon some of fruit mixture into parfait glass or brandy snifter; top with ricotta mixture and more fruit.