Cherry and Mascarpone Pita

Cherry Mascarpone Pita

 

This sweet snack is also fueling. And you can make it in minutes! 

 

Cherry Mascarpone Pita

  

A snowstorm is going to start tonight where I live in New Jersey. And on a day like tomorrow, when I'll be hunkered up inside, I look to cozy comfort food.

 

And this pita snack is just that. You can have it as a snack or a dessert! 

 

 

Dobra Cajovna

  

This pita snack is inspired by a vacation I took to Prague years ago with my good friend Diana. We visited a tea house called Dobra Cajovna. In addition to tea, this establishment serves different sweet and savory pita breads.

 

I honestly don't remember what Diana and I ordered all those years ago. But I know it had featured some combination of fruit and sweet cheese, so I set out to create something similar.

  

Cherry Mascarpone Pita

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 4-inch whole-wheat pita bread
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mascarpone 
  • 1/4 cup frozen dark cherries, unsweetened

 

Directions:

 

Toast the pita bread. Meanwhile, microwave cherries in a small bowl until warm, about 1 minute. Top pita with mascarpone and cherries. (Note: You can also slice the pita and stuff the middle with the mascarpone and cherries.) Serves 1.  

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 280 Fat: 20 g Sat fat: 11 g Pro: 6 g Carbs: 21 g Sugar: 5 g Fiber: 3 g Chol: 50 mg Sod: 150 mg

 

 

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.