Cannoli/Ricotta Pie

Cannoli/ricotta Pie Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Janet Ryder


This recipe for cannoli/ricotta pie is an original Italian recipe. It was shared by a dear friend's Grandmother who didn't speak much English. It is a wonderful dessert for special gatherings and holidays.
I did include the cannoli shell recipe; however, it requires special equipment and is time consuming. Please be careful deep frying!
For those of you who are brave bakers and attempt the cannoli shells, kudos! They make this an authentic Italian dessert and are well worth the effort.
For those of you who use the pre-baked pie shell--it is just as delicious and sure to wow your family and friends!


★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 2 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 pt
    heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 1/2 c
    powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    sweet chocolate (corsely grated--also grate/shave some for garnish and set aside)
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple (squeezed to remove juice)
  • 1 jar(s)
    maraschino cherries (small jar-cut in halves)
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How to Make Cannoli/Ricotta Pie


  1. In large bowl: break up ricotta and beat in powdered sugar & cinnamon
  2. Gently fold in whipped cream
    Next fold in following order:
    pineapple (dried pineapple can be used too)
    chocolate (set aside some grated chocolate for garnish)
  3. Gently spoon into a 9" baked pie crust & garnish with grated chocolate
    OR: fill cannoli shells with the mixture

    Cannoli Shells: (for the brave bakers)
    1 pound flour (sifted)
    1/4 pound crisco
    1/8 pound sugar
    1/4 cup water
    enough red wine as it takes to make dough roll smoothly.
    Mix and roll out like a pie crust
    Now is the tricky part:
    you will need to buy a wooden dowel the diameter of a broom handle--cut it into 6 inch lengths.
    Cut the dough in squares to cover the dowels--lightly pinching dough to keep secure around the dowels.
    Deep fry until golden brown.
    Fill with mixture and dip ends in shaved chocolate

Printable Recipe Card

About Cannoli/Ricotta Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 11 Comments & Reviews

Apple Pie Bites Recipe

Apple Pie Bites

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These apple pie bites are such an easy fall dessert recipe! Basically little drops of apple pie heaven! Click here for the Apple Drops (apple pie bites) recipe!

24 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

24 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Slice into one of these 24 awesome homemade apple pie recipes and have a sweet celebration.

Slice Into These Heavenly Pies This Thanksgiving Recipe

Slice Into These Heavenly Pies This Thanksgiving

Kitchen Crew

It doesn't matter how much food I eat there's always room for dessert, especially during the holidays. Pie is what's traditionally served on my Thanksgiving dessert menu. Today, I thought...