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Cannoli

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Chill 8 hrs Stand 45 mins
Cannoli
Ingredients
  • 1 15  ounce carton  ricotta cheese
  • 3/4  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1  ounce  bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, grated
  • 4  ounces  bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  shortening
  • 12 - 14  purchased cannoli shells
  • 3/4  cup  finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1  cup  whipping cream
Directions

1. For filling, in a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until almost smooth. Stir in 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate. Cover and chill up to 6 hours.

2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat and stir 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate and the shortening over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl. Dip both ends of the cannoli shells in chocolate, letting excess drip off. Sprinkle chocolate ends with pistachio nuts. Place on a wire rack placed over waxed paper to dry (about 45 minutes).

3. When chocolate is dry, in a medium bowl, beat whipping cream at medium speed of an electric mixer or with a wire whisk until stiff peaks form. Fold into the ricotta mixture. Spoon filling into a decorating bag fitted with a large round or open star tip (or spoon into a resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Snip off a small corner of the bag). Pipe filling into shells. Cover and chill up to 2 hours. Makes 12 servings.

From the Test KitchenChocolate Cannoli:
  • Prepare Cannoli as directed, except stir 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder in with the ricotta cheese.
Nutrition Facts (Cannoli)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 388,
  • Fat, total (g) 29,
  • chol. (mg) 45,
  • sat. fat (g) 12,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 9,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 48,
  • Potassium (mg) 184,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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