Recipe for Cannoli Mousse


    Cannoli Mousse

    1 (15 ounce) container part skim ricotta cheese
    3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon grated orange rind
    1/4 cup golden raisins
    1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
    1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped
    1 pint strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, stemmed
    2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur

    Process ricotta in a food processor until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla extract; process to blend. Transfer to medium-size bowl. Stir in orange rind, raisins, chips and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate; or scoop into 6 small ramekins or dessert dishes; cover and refrigerate.

    Quarter strawberries (leave other berries whole); toss with liqueur in a bowl. Refrigerate for up to 1 hour. Garnish mousse with berries.

    Makes 6 servings.