Easy Cannoli

    30 minutes

    Using pre-made cannoli shells a ricotta cheese, chocolate chip, almond and amaretto liqueur is spooned or piped to create a great dessert.

    52 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar
    • 500g ricotta cheese
    • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
    • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
    • 12 cannoli shells
    • To Serve
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 12 maraschino cherries

    Preparation:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl stir ricotta cheese with icing sugar until combined. Add almonds, chocolate chips and almond liqueur.
    2. Carefully spoon into cannoli shells (or pipe from a pastry bag) filling from the centre out.
    3. Sprinkle individual serving plates with powdered sugar and cocoa or sprinkle on cannoli. Garnish plates with cherries.

    Amaretto Liqueur Substitute

    1/8 of a teaspoon of almond essence mixed with 1 tablespoon water can be substituted for the almond liqueur.

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    We LOVED this filling! I drained the ricotta for two days (got busy and left it draining in the fridge longer than planned), but it must have helped because it was not runny when mixed as some others stated. Left out the almonds, but I didn't miss them. Great recipe, just be sure to fully drain your ricotta so it's a thicker mixture to pipe into the shells.  -  01 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent recipe - I have made this a few times and have now settled on smooth ricotta cheese and a touch more amaretto ;-)  -  05 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I SO regret making this recipe... It is just SOOOO good!!!! I used 3/4 pint of ricotta and 1/4 pint whipped cream stirred together. I also soaked the cherries in amaretto for a few hours prior to making. This is definitely a 'birthday-and-special-occasion' treat! Thanks, Janice!  -  11 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)