1 1/2 cups shortbread cookies (about 30 2-inch cookies)
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
Grated chocolate for garnish (optional)
Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
In large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, sour
cream and coffee liqueur; mix well. Mixture will be very thin but will set up after
chilling. Set aside.
In container of blender or food processor, process cookies in small batches until
Remove 6 cherries from filling; reserve for garnish.
To assemble dessert, spoon 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese mixture into each of
6 (8-ounce) parfait or stemmed glasses. Add 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs to each
glass; top each with 2 tablespoons cherry filling.
Repeat ricotta, crumb and cherry
layers. Finish each serving with an equal portion of remaining cheese mixture.
for 2 to 3 hours.
Garnish with reserved cherries, grated chocolate and mint leaves, if desired.