Sweet Cherry Pita with Mascarpone

Ready for a deliciously decadent cherry pita? This healthy dessert is made with sweet mascarpone and contains no added sugar.

I don’t know about you, but I love cozy comfort food. And this cherry pita recipe is just that. You can have it as a dessert, snack or even breakfast.

This cherry pita snack is inspired by a vacation I took to Prague several years ago with my best friend Diana. We visited a tea house called Dobra Cajovna. In addition to tea, the restaurant serves different sweet and savory pita breads. 

close up of mini pitas topped with mascarpone cheese and cherries

I’ve been thinking about how delicious the pita breads were. We ordered something that featured a combination of fruit and sweet cheese, so I set out to create a similar treat.

Now, let’s get into how to make this absolutely delicious cherry pita!

top down view of mini pitas on a baking sheet

Ingredients

You’ll only need three ingredients to make these cherry pitas:

Whole-wheat pita bread: Really, you can use any type of pita bread. But going with whole wheat adds extra filling fiber to the recipe. Alternatively, you can opt for a gluten-free pita if needed.

Mascarpone: This is the most delicious sweet cheese. If you’re vegan or dairy free, you can blend together vegan cream cheese and soft tofu for a substitute.

Cherries: What would a cherry pita be without cherries? This recipe uses frozen cherries, but you could also opt for pitted fresh cherries that you heat over the stovetop.

Helpful kitchen tools

These items make prepping cherry pitas a breeze:

close up of mini pita topped with mascarpone cheese and cherries

Step-by-step instructions

Making this cherry pita is so easy.

top down view of ingredients needed to make cherry pitas including mascarpone cheese, cherries and mini pitas

First, toast the pita bread.

Meanwhile, microwave cherries in a small bowl until warm, about 1 minute.

Then, top pita with mascarpone and cherries.

mini pitas topped with mascarpone cheese and cherries

When you make this cherry pita, you can slice the pita into wedges and arrange the pita wedges on a plate. Or you can eat it whole!

This single layer pita tastes like a cherry pie!

close up of two pitas topped with mascarpone cheese and cherries

Recipe FAQ

What can I do with a bunch of cherries?

You’re in luck, because the possibilities are endless! You can use them to make this cherry pita, you can make cherry crepes, or you can even add them to French toast or pancakes as a topping.

What can cherry be used for?

Cherries are so versatile! You can make a cherry pita with them, you can add them to a smoothie, or you can make a breakfast parfait. Of course, you can also make a cherry pie or cherry chia pudding.

Do cherries make you poop?

This is an excellent question! Cherries contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which together help your bowel movements get moving. They also contain naturally occurring sugar alcohols, as well as salicylates. Both of these things can make you poop.

close up view of pita topped with mascarpone cheese and cherries

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Sweet Cherry Pita with Mascarpone

Ready for a deliciously decadent cherry pita? This healthy dessert is made with sweet mascarpone and contains no added sugar.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 4-inch whole-wheat pita bread gluten-free, if necessary
  • tbsp mascarpone
  • ¼ cup frozen dark cherries, unsweetened

Instructions
 

  • Toast the pita bread.
  • Meanwhile, microwave cherries in a small bowl until warm, about 1 minute.
  • Top pita with mascarpone and cherries. Alternatively, you can slice the pita and stuff the middle with the mascarpone and cherries.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 248mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 337IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cherries, Mascarpone
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Ready for a deliciously decadent cherry pita? This healthy dessert is made with sweet mascarpone and contains no added sugar.

I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you make this mascarpone pita! What else do you think would make a delicious pita topping?

Appetizer | Breakfast / Brunch | Dessert | Fast / Easy | Gluten Free | Low Carb | No Added Sugar | Nut Free | Oven / Toaster | Pescatarian | Recipes (Organizational) | Snack | Vegetarian |

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