Using pre-made cannoli shells a ricotta cheese, chocolate chip, almond and amaretto liqueur is spooned or piped to create a great dessert.
1/8 of a teaspoon of almond essence mixed with 1 tablespoon water can be substituted for the almond liqueur.
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)