Saturday, February 14, 2009

Holy Cannoli!

I thought that this would make a pretty appropriate Valentine's post. Cannoli are so pretty and amazingly easy to make, you could get the stuff today, and have them made tonight in a snap! This recipe was provided by Paula Deen, who, as far as I'm aware, is not Italian at all! She does make a great cannoli though!


3 tablespoons amaretto (I could not find this anywhere, so I used almond extract and it was heaven!)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsalted chopped pistachios (I didn't use these)
1 cup ricotta cheese
12 prepared cannoli shells (I got mine at the bakery in Superfresh)
1/2 cup melted chocolate


In a large bowl, whip together amaretto, cinnamon, heavy cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form.
In a medium bowl, combine the pistachios and ricotta and stir in half of the whipped cream. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream. Fill a pastry bag with no tip with the mixture to fill the cannoli shells.
Dip the tips of the cannoli into the melted chocolate. Place the sheet tray in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until filling and chocolate is set. I drizzled and dipped, you really can't have too much chocolate!
*I discovered disposable pastry bags last Christmas and LOVE them! You can clip the tip off to whatever size you want and then throw it away when you're done!


Sara said...

These look great, I've never made cannoli before!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love these things. I wish I could reach into the computer and just grab one!

Melissa said...

Definitely the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. They look great!

Netts Nook said...

Teresa They look great I think I will give them a try.. Yum Yum Thanks for visiting my blog keep coming back...

jor said...

They were so pretty too! There is a fun little Italian bakery in South Philly that claims to have been around for like 100 years and the woman working there is probably almost as old...anyway they have some yummy treats and huge cannoli's. I had never heard of them before.

Jamie said...

I love cannoli (I even think I have the same title for my cannoli blog! LOL) but made mine with all ricotta filling. I have to try your filling. They look beautiful.

nathalia said...

Holy hannah! You made cannolis! First of all, I had no idea they had shells made and ready to buy. Secondly, this soooo reminds me of Mike's Pastries on the North End in Boston! Yum!

Emily said...

Oh yum! O have always wanted to make these! They look SOOOOO good!

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