Sicilian Cannoli Recipe

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Sicilian Cannoli Recipe
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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Ready in
10 m
80
Servings
729
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
80 cannoli

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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
45g
69%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
8g
15%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
20µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.7%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.4%
Vitamin K
0.2µg
0.2%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
0.7mg
3.8%
Magnesium
25mg
6%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4%
Phosphorus
102mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
16g
N/A
Potassium
157mg
4%
Sodium
836mg
35%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.2%

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