(6 cups)On stove-top, bring water, cranberries and sugar to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. (Reduce heat if the cranberries are popping and breaking.) Stir frequently.
12 ounce fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
Remove cranberries from heat. Add orange juice, raisins, celery, apples and walnuts.
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup celery, diced
1 cup apple, diced
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
(1 serving)Stir lemon zest into ricotta cheese.
3 tablespoon ricotta cheese, part-skim
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Add juice from the portion of chutney. (below)
2 tablespoon cranberry chutney with juice
Drain juice into ricotta cheese-zest and mix.
To assemble, place a dab of ricotta mix on the platter and position graham cracker square on top. (this keeps the cracker in place.)
1 graham cracker square
Top with ricotta cheese mix.
Spoon chutney over the top.
In addition to the vitamins and health benefits of the fruit and walnuts, this 1 dessert has 20% of the Daily Value of calcium, 170 calories, 16 grams of carbohydrate and only 6 grams of added sugar.
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