Easy Cannoli (10 Minutes to Make)


Cannoli are a Christmas tradition at our house.  I buy the shells from a local bakery, but stuff them myself.  The end product seems pretty fancy for something that only takes a few minutes. 

Makes Approx: 16 mini cannoli or 6 regular cannoli

Ingredients
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 cup mascarpone cheese 
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup of chopped chocolate (I chop mine by putting it in a Ziplock and hitting it with a mallet)
1 cup of chopped pistachios or almonds
 
Directions
(1) Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees
(2) Toast the nuts in a glass pan in the oven for 10 minutes or until just slightly lightly brown
(3) Let the nuts cool and slightly chop them
(4) Process the ricotta cheese in a food processor to smooth any chunks.  Add the mascarpone cheese and mix together.
(5) Transfer the cheeses to a medium sized bowl and mix in the powdered sugar and a few tablespoons of the chocolate and a few tablespoons of the cooled nuts (the total amount is really to your tastes). 
(6) Using a pastry bag, fill the cannoli shells from each end with the cream.
(7) Mix the remaining cooled chopped nuts and chopped chocolate together on a plate.  Press each end of the cannoli into the nut/chocolate mix.  Dust the finished cannoli lightly with powdered sugar (if desired)

These should be made no more then a few hours before serving
 
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Easy Cannoli (10 Minutes to Make)


Cannoli are a Christmas tradition at our house.  I buy the shells from a local bakery, but stuff them myself.  The end product seems pretty fancy for something that only takes a few minutes. 

Makes Approx: 16 mini cannoli or 6 regular cannoli

Ingredients
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 cup mascarpone cheese 
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup of chopped chocolate (I chop mine by putting it in a Ziplock and hitting it with a mallet)
1 cup of chopped pistachios or almonds
 
Directions
(1) Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees
(2) Toast the nuts in a glass pan in the oven for 10 minutes or until just slightly lightly brown
(3) Let the nuts cool and slightly chop them
(4) Process the ricotta cheese in a food processor to smooth any chunks.  Add the mascarpone cheese and mix together.
(5) Transfer the cheeses to a medium sized bowl and mix in the powdered sugar and a few tablespoons of the chocolate and a few tablespoons of the cooled nuts (the total amount is really to your tastes). 
(6) Using a pastry bag, fill the cannoli shells from each end with the cream.
(7) Mix the remaining cooled chopped nuts and chopped chocolate together on a plate.  Press each end of the cannoli into the nut/chocolate mix.  Dust the finished cannoli lightly with powdered sugar (if desired)

These should be made no more then a few hours before serving
 
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Copyright 2012 christineiscooking.com  This is an original recipe.  You may repost this recipe and its directions only if it is accompanied by a direct link back to the article on my site. You must be given my express permission for any other use. You can contact me at admin@christineiscooking.com

I always take my own photos, but in this case - we ate the cannoli before I could snap a pic.  To be updated soon...
photo credit: mattwunderle via photopin cc

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I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine