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Cannoli Three Ways

Total Time

Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling

Makes

6 cannoli

These out-of-the-box filled Italian treats start with purchased cannoli shells (look for them in the International section). —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cannoli Three Ways Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 large cannoli shells

Directions

  1. For the filling, combine 1 cup ricotta cheese and 1 Tbsp. sugar. Beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 Tbsp. sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into ricotta mixture. Just before serving, pipe filling into 6 large cannoli shells. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Tropical Variation: Dip cannoli ends into toasted coconut, chopped macadamia nuts and grated lime peel.
  • Sweet & Savory With a Kick: Dip cannoli ends into chopped candied ginger, toffee bits and cooked crumbled bacon.
  • Apple Pecan: Dip cannoli ends into finely chopped dried apples, chopped toasted pecans and miniature semisweet chocolate chips.
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