~ 1 cup ricotta cheese
~ 1 cup confectioners' sugar
~ 1/4 cup sour cream
~ 1/4 cup coffee liqueur
~ 30 (2-inch) shortbread cookies (such as Lorna Doones)
~ 1 can (21 ounces) cherry filling and topping
~ Grated chocolate, for garnish (optional)
~ Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
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|~ Put ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, sour cream and coffee liqueur in a large mixing bowl; stir to mix well.
~ Set aside.
~ Put cookies, a few at a time, in an electric blender or food processor container.
~ Process until finely crushed.
~ You should have about 1 1/2 cups of cookie crumbs.
~ Remove 6 cherries from cherry filling; reserve for garnish.
~ To assemble dessert, spoon 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese mixture into each of six (8-ounce) parfait 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 the remaining ricotta cheese mixture.
~ Garnish with reserved cherries, grated chocolate and mint leaves, if desired.
~ Smooth and easy describes this layered cherry dessert that is a variation of an Italian classic.
~ Let chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.
~ Good luck and enjoy.