• 9 Ratings

Cannoli are the quintessential Sicilian treat. With sweetened cheese, bittersweet chocolate, zippy orange peel, and rich pistachio nuts, this version brings together many beloved flavors in every bite.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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 parchment or waxed paper to dry (about 45 minutes).

  • 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.

Chocolate Cannoli:

Prepare Cannoli as directed, except stir 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder in with the ricotta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories, (12 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 7 g monounsaturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 9 g protein.


Reviews

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1