Monday, April 7, 2014

Mini Cannoli Recipe

My Mom sent me a mini cannoli recipe recently, and I decided to try it out.  I cut the original recipe in half, because I only had one pie crust and half a container of ricotta.  They turned out very well!
Ingredients:
Crust-
 1 refrigerated pie crust
 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling-
1/2 15oz. container of whole milk ricotta cheese
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
 1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425.
Prepare filling by combining all ingredients except chocolate chips in a bowl with an electric mixer.
Place in a bag and refrigerate.
Roll out pie crust and sprinkle all over one side with sugar and cinnamon.
Roll over dough with rolling pin gently to push cinnamon and sugar into the pie crust.
Using a biscuit cutter, cut out circles in the dough.
Lightly press the circles into ungreased mini cupcake pan to form a pastry cup.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and once cool, fill with cream.
Cut off a small part of the corner of the plastic bag to fill cups (I used a frosting bag).
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and dust with powdered sugar

 Fill about 1 hour before serving.  These turned out so cute, and we all loved them!

25 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Wait until you have teenagers, you will need to triple that recipe!

Buttons said...

Oh this sounds and looks delicious I am so hungry now:) Hug B

Slamdunk said...

Thinking cannoli! Now that is the way to start a blah Monday morning.

Endah Murniyati said...

Sound so delicious! Yummy! Thanks for the recipe

cobie en bas van Es said...

Dat ziet er heerlijk uit dat gaan wij zeker proberen.

Roan said...

They do look tasty. I've saved the recipe to give it a try one of these days.

Montanagirl said...

Yummy! Looks wonderful

Chatty Crone said...

Bet the boys loved those.

Chatty Crone said...

Bet the boys loved those.

Sharon Wagner said...

Yum! I'm having a lemon bar for dessert today.

Alica said...

Book marked this one! I've never had a cannoli!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These look nice and rich, and they're pretty!

Sally said...

That looks SO good. I've never had cannoli either, but it seems I need to try it. :)

totschooltotallyawesome said...

Someday I will definitely have an Oven. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, when I get home I am writing this one down...anything that comes from your Mom is YUMMY!!!!...:)JP

alissa apel said...

They are so cute! My boys eat and eat! Mica in particular would gobble them down in no time.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those look yummy. I made some little ones like that once from something I saw on Pinterest. I am a huge cannoli fan!

Harry Flashman said...

My wife and I lived in Italy for four years but I don't remember ever having Cannoli. It looks good though.
Would be nice to snack on while I'm watching television.

Maggid said...

Yummers!!!

Ginny said...

YUM!!!!

Gail Dixon said...

Looks really easy and delicious!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are so darn cute and the recipe is super easy. Thank you!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ohh they look sooooo tasty!
love
tweedles

Barbara said...

Those are so cute and they look yummy.

mail4rosey said...

They did turn out cute. They almost look like little animals or cartoon characters!