Apple Cinnamon Ricotta Dessert

Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Registered Dietitian, The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at NGMC

It’s the time of the year when we gather with family and friends to enjoy good food and make some special memories. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving party or attending one, we have the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for you. The best part is that it is a healthy option too! This apple cinnamon ricotta dessert is sure to leave you wanting more while also maintaining your health goals.

Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon Ricotta


  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Apple Topping:

  • 1 medium granny smith apple (peeled, cored, and diced)
  •  ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2-4 Tbsp water
  • 1 packet Splenda


1. Mix ricotta, protein powder, and ¼ tsp cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Add apples and 2 Tbsp water to a skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes. Add more water if it evaporates and apples start to brown.

3. When apples are soft, sprinkle 1 packet of Splenda and ¼ tsp cinnamon on top. Stir together, then remove from heat to cool.

4. Split ricotta mixture into 2-4 servings. Top with apples. 5. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later. Best if eaten within 2 days.