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Cannoli Recipe

Cannoli is a traditional Italian pastry that consists of a crisp, tube-shaped shell filled with a sweet, creamy filling typically made with ricotta cheese. Originating from Sicily, cannoli is a popular dessert enjoyed worldwide for its rich and indulgent taste. The crunchy shell contrasts perfectly with the smooth, velvety filling, creating a delightful sensory experience for those who partake in this beloved treat.

Cannoli Recipe
Cannoli Recipe


  • - 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • - 1/4 cup sugar

  • - 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • - 1 egg yolk

  • - 1/2 cup Marsala wine

  • - 1 egg white, lightly beaten

  • - Vegetable oil, for frying

  • - 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

  • - 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • - 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

  • - Powdered sugar, for dusting


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and Marsala wine. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.

3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.

5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter or glass.

6. Wrap each round of dough around a cannoli tube, brushing the edges with the beaten egg white to seal.

7. In a large pot, heat vegetable oil to 375°F. Carefully place the cannoli tubes in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove with tongs and drain on paper towels.

8. Once cooled, carefully slide the cannoli shells off the tubes. Fill each shell with the ricotta mixture using a piping bag or spoon.

9. Dust the filled cannoli with powdered sugar before serving.

10. Enjoy your homemade cannoli as a delicious and decadent dessert!

Note: Cannoli can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The shells may soften slightly over time, but the flavor will still be delicious.

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