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Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery

The healthful protein filling can double as a dip for sliced apples. I often make this treat ahead so the kids can help themselves to an after-school snack. —Dorothy Reinhold, Malibu, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 celery ribs, cut into 1-1/2-in. pieces

Directions

  • Place apricots in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add the ricotta cheese, brown sugar, orange zest and salt; cover and process until blended. Stuff or pipe into celery. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 12 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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