Sicilian Cannoli Recipe

Sicilian Cannoli Recipe
Staff Writer
Sicilian Cannolis

Francesca Borgognone

Sicilian Cannolis

Cannoli are pretty essential to Italians, especially during the holidays. They're a must-have along with struffoli at Christmas, grain pies at Easter, and cassata cake and profiteroles on New Year's. They can be large, they can be small, they can be chocolate-dipped, and even chocolate-filled. This recipe, however, is as classic as they come. 

My father used to say that my uncle wasn't coordinated because all he did at the bakery was make cannoli cream. It's a big fail for my uncle, but a plus for novice cannoli makers because it's simple! 

For a large party, it's best to purchase the shells. They're not hard to find (try your local pastry shop or salumeria) and come in large and mini size.

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80
Servings
68
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: It can be difficult to find ricotta impastata, but it is essential to this recipe. Your best bet is to look for it online.

Ingredients

  • 3  pounds  ricotta impastata*
  • 1  pound  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • Pinch of  cinnamon oil
  • 80  cannoli shells
  • 1  pound  chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

Directions

Mix the ricotta impastata in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 5 minutes. After that, gradually add all of the sugar. Add teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon oil. 

Fill the shells on either end and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Add powdered sugar on top for garnish and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
1g
2%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
5mg
1%
Sodium, Na
79mg
5%
Water
14g
1%

Sicilian Cannoli Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Sicilian Cannoli Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.