Cherry and Mascarpone Pita

This Cherry Mascarpone Pita is perfect for kids or even for Valentines Day! It's a great healthy snack or dessert recipe.

 

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

 

This Cherry Mascarpone Pita is perfect for kids or even for Valentines Day! It's a great healthy snack or dessert recipe.

  

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! 

 

 

This Cherry Mascarpone Pita is perfect for kids or even for Valentines Day! It's a great healthy snack or dessert recipe.

  

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.

  

This Cherry Mascarpone Pita is perfect for kids or even for Valentines Day! It's a great healthy snack or dessert recipe.

 

 

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.