Berry Ricotta Parfaits

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(Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin) - Looking for a pretty, summery dessert? These parfaits feature the classic flavors of fresh, fruit pie topped with a decadent-sweet ricotta cream.

Wisconsin Cheese - Berry Parfait
Wisconsin Cheese - Berry Parfait(


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (You can substitute other berries)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 container (16 ounces) BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte® cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed and melted


Gently toss raspberries with 1 tablespoon sugar and orange liqueur in a bowl. Let stand for 30-35 minutes or until the juices have released from berries, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, beat the ricotta, cream, vanilla, and remaining sugar in a large bowl until blended. Combine cracker crumbs and butter in another bowl.

Spoon 2 tablespoons crumbs into each parfait glass. Layer with 2-3 tablespoons of ricotta mixture and 2 tablespoons berries. Repeat layers. Drizzle with juices from berries.

Note: For an adult spin, you can use Grand Marnier liqueur in this recipe.

Active time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4

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