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Banana-Cream Cups

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  • Yield: Makes 8
Banana-Cream Cups

Photography: Anson Smart

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 15 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
  • semisweet chocolate, finely grated, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree ricotta, cottage cheese, Neufchatel, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

  2. Line eight small bowls or ramekins with banana slices. In each, spoon 2 tablespoons ricotta mixture and top with 1 tablespoon cookie crumbs. Repeat. Top each with remaining ricotta mixture. Divide remaining cookie crumbs among bowls and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Cover and refrigerate until cookie crumbs soften, 3 hours (or overnight).

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