"Make your own classic Italian confection with this recipe filling prepared cannoli pasty shells with a mixture of chocolate chips and ricotta cheese."


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  1. In a large bowl, stir ricotta cheese with 1 cup confectioners 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 center out.
  3. Sprinkle individual serving plates with powdered sugar and cocoa, or sprinkle on cannoli. Garnish plates with cherries.
  4. Note: 1/8 teaspoon almond extract mixed with 1 tablespoon water can be substituted for the almond liqueur.
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  1. 48 Ratings


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 ...

Excellent recipe - I have made this a few times and have now settled on smooth ricotta cheese and a touch more amaretto ;-)

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 t...

Great recipe, excellent taste! I didn't have the runny issue that some of the others had when making....Mine came out perfect. Word of advice, which I forgot...Don't fill the shells with the c...

I was a little dissapointed with the original recipe. As written, it's missing alot of essentials. For example, you MUST must must drain your ricotta. If you don't, after about 5 minutes it will...

OMG this is the recipe to keep, 5+++ stars. I used Sorrento whole milk velvetty smooth ricotta. I did not even need to drain this type. No almonds. I used 1/8 t almond extract and 1T water in pl...

Good recipe. I omitted the almonds and added a little more amaretto. Be sure not to stir the mixture up too much, or it will become runny. Tastes best with homemade shells.

These were delicious. I needed to use up some ricotta cheese and found this recipe. I also had some shells from World Market. Upped the amaretto a bit and added a little bit of orange liquor as...

Absolute wonderful. Couldn't have asked for anything easier. Served it at a formal dinner last night and got rave reviews. Used Fresh Raspberries and almond slivers to garnish.