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.
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!
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:
Making this cherry pita is so easy.
First, toast the pita bread.
Meanwhile, microwave cherries in a small bowl until warm, about 1 minute.
Then, top pita with mascarpone 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!
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.
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.
More cherry recipes
Love these cherry pitas? Then you’ll also like:
- High-Protein Cherry Crepes
- Cherry Pre-Workout Smoothie
- Protein French Toast
- Chocolate Parfait with Cherries and Ginger
- Vegan Chocolate Prune Smoothie
Sweet Cherry Pita with Mascarpone
- 1 4-inch whole-wheat pita bread gluten-free, if necessary
- 1½ tbsp mascarpone
- ¼ cup frozen dark cherries, unsweetened
- 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.
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?
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