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Cannoli Pie

on March 4, 2014



I absolutely love a Cannoli and thought, how great would it be to make a pie using the filling. This recipe is all about the filling. My homemade pie crust recipe is also available. All you need to do is, type “homemade pie crust” in the “search bar” at the top right of my homepage, and it will take you right to the my recipe.

Note: You need to bake off the crust in advance.

Traditionally you may find a little orange or lemon zest in the filling, I’m going to be using a vanilla bean for this recipe. I adore the flavor that  vanilla gives to the filling.

Yields: 8 slices
Inactive Prep Time: 24 hours
Prep Time: 15 minutes:

1 fully baked pie crust shell, homemade is best
2- 15 ounce containers of ricotta cheese that have been drained of any excess water
1 vanilla bean, seeded
2-1/2 cups confectioner sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
a sprinkle of slivered almonds and pistachios

You want to make the pie crust shell (or buy) in advance so it had cooled before adding the filling.

The night before, dump both container of ricotta cheese into a sieve lined with cheese cloth. Make sure to use a large enough piece of cheese cloth so the ricotta can be wrapped completely.  Place a plate on the top, then a can on top of the plate to act as a weight.

The next day, place the ricotta cheese to room temperature in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, on low speed add in the seeds of 1 vanilla bean and the confectioner sugar. Mix on low until totally combined and fluffy.

In another bowl, mix the heavy cream until almost to the stiff peak stage. Fold the whipped cream gently into the ricotta mixture. Place the filling back into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Fill the pie crust with the Cannoli filling. Top with chocolate chips, pistachios, and almonds.



2 responses to “Cannoli Pie

  1. says:

    where is the recipe?

    • Thank you so much. So when you go to my site, on the home page, on the upper right side, you’ll see the menu. Click on desserts. Next, in the search bar at the top type in cannoli pie. If you want to make your own pie crust, type in homemade pie crust into the search bar.

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