5/29/15

Bite-Size Cannoli Recipe

Cannoli Bites. Mini-cup version of a traditional Italian dessert.

A fun Italian treat that's easy to make at home. Just watching the video makes my mouthwater. It's also great for giving instructions on how to make. Kudos to Cookingwithsugar.com for giving us this fantastic treat.

Cannoli Bites Recipe

Ingredients:

For Filling
  • 1 container of whole milk ricotta cheese, 15 oz
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for dusting finished cups
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
For Cups
  • Flour for dusting surface
  • 1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts
  • 3 tablespoons coarse natural sugar (Turbinado)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Direction:

Make the filling:

Using a stand mixer, combine ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, white sugar and vanilla extract. Mix for a few minutes. Set the filling in a bowl and cool in refrigerator.

Make the mini cups:

Preheat oven to 425 deg F.

Prepare surface with flour so dough doesn't stick.

Layout pie dough and sprinkle coarse natural sugar and cinnamon over it. Push the sugar and cinnamon into the dough with a rolling pin.

Cut out mini-pie crust using a 3-inch cookie cutter or the mouth of a regular cup or glass. Place each one in a muffin tin sugar-side up.

Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Cup should be crispy. Let cool to touch.

Fill each cup with filling with chocolate chips on top.

Serve!

Now here's the video used to make these delicious Italian desserts.

Cannoli Bites. Mini-cup version of a traditional Italian dessert.

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