Christine Sanchez


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1 - 15 oz pkg
ricotta cheese
3/4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
1 oz
bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate, grated
4 oz
bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate, chopped
1 Tbsp
12 - 14 medium
cannoli shells
3/4 c
pistachio nuts, finely chopped
1 c
whipping cream

How to Make Cannoli


  • 1For 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.
  • 2Meanwhile, 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).
  • 3When 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.
  • 4For chocolate cannoli:

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

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Course/Dish: Other Desserts
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