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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


  • 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


  • 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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  • Foodie
    Jan 16, 2019

    I wanted to like the healthier Ricotta but the flavor did not stand up well as stuffing in celery. In second attempt, I used whipped cream-cheese (thus omitted salt) and really liked it then!

  • motochick179
    Oct 11, 2012

    This is a fairly healthy recipe that gives you something sweet. I left the filling on the side as well and have used a variety of different things to try with it. Great for an afternoon snack!

  • dverzic
    Jul 26, 2012

    Didn't really like this. Made it for Fourth of July and no one ate it. People would try it but wouldn't finish one. Ended up throwing most of it away. It might be better with regular cream cheese rather than the ricotta.

  • DMH2
    Nov 24, 2011

    I actually didn't stuff these but left it on the side with celery, carrots and pretzel rods. Folks loved it.

  • larissa766
    Aug 22, 2011

    delish! quick, easy, and cures the sweet tooth

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