Labor Day: A perfectly simple and delicious dessert recipe

In my opinion the whole idea of Labor Day is as little “labor” to execute the most fun! So of course that must include food and to be more specific, dessert — Here is something super easy for everyone to enjoy and keep you out of the kitchen and into the fun!


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in butter; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in ricotta cheese and lemon juice.
  • Place 1/2 cup blueberries each in four dessert dishes. Top with cream cheese mixture, crumbs and remaining blueberries. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 430 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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