Stuffed strawberries with chocolate and ricotta

Yummmy….it’s look so delicious

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day dessert, because let’s face it no one wants to have a decadent heavy calorie-laden sugar bomb before retiring to, ahem, watch TV.

Stuffed strawberries

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 8 ounces ricotta
  • zest from half an orange
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1-2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 4 amaretti cookies (optional)

In a large bowl, whisk ricotta cheese, orange zest, sugar, honey and extract until incorporated. Using a Microplane or zester grate chocolate into bowl. Stir to mix well.

Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each strawberry, so they stand upright. Place berries, cut side down, on a serving platter. In a cross pattern, cut the berries almost into four wedges. Cut almost to, but not all the way to the bottom. Fan wedges slightly. Use a teaspoon or pastry bag to fill the strawberries with the cheese…

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