Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cannoli Pie

I really didn't have anything new planned for Easter dessert... Then I happened to see a Cannoli Pie recipe and b~i~n~g~o! That's what I made. We all thought this was good, the whole pie worked so well together and did truly remind us of cannoli (minus the deep fat frying part:@) The ricotta was also a nice change from cream cheese filling, it seemed lighter to me.
The only thing I'd do differently: The recipe does make a lot of crust, I wouldn't use all of it the next time. 
I also had some custard that wouldn't fit in the pie shell so I baked that off in a ramekin as the Cook's snack:@)
I thought it would be pretty to add the chocolate chips only around the outer edge, but the pie puffed up like custard does, and after chasing a few chips that rolled off around the kitchen I decided that wasn't such a good idea... So I just sprinkled them on top. The heat from the pie helped make them stick a bit.
Don't hesitate to give this a try folks!

Cannoli Pie-from Baking Bites
Shortbread Crust:
1 2/3 C A/P flour
1/4 C Sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon-I used 1/4 tsp
1/2 C butter, chilled
1 egg

Custard Filling:
15 oz ricotta cheese
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp lemon zest, optional-I did not use this
1/2 C miniature chocolate chips

  • Cut butter into the dry ingredients, then add egg and mix well. You can click the link above for food processor instructions, I suggest just using your hands. Press the mixture firmly into a 9"pie plate and place in the fridge until the custard is made. 
  • Mix everything well, except chocolate chips. Pour into pie crust. Baking Bites sprinkled chocolate chips on top before baking, I sprinkled them on as soon as I took the pie out of the oven.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-50 minutes. The center will be barely jiggly. 
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips (if you didn't add them earlier).
  • Cool and store in the fridge. Best eaten the day it's made.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)

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  1. That looks so Heavenly. I hope your Easter was terrific!

  2. Happy Easter!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Happy Easter! That looks delicious! I love your addition of the chocolate chips!

  4. Holy Cannoli Lynn, this sounds wonderful! I also approve of the "cook's snack" :) Pinned and drooling!!

  5. I will MOST DEFINITELY be trying this one!! I wish I had seen this when I wanted a good Italian inspired dessert for my recent luncheon club. I wanted something more like this and less like a tiramisu. This looks wonderful.

  6. Happy Easter, Lynn!!! Your holiday dessert looks amazing!!!

  7. Looks delicious! I think I would love this as i like the canolli filling but not the shells. Thanks for the recipe and the tips!

  8. Cannoli pie, now that's a new one that I cannot wait to make. If it's as good as the cannoli I love, it has to be a winner.

  9. We make this from my uncle's sister which is a bit different than your recipe. You can mix the chocolate chips in the filling That works well. Hope you had a great holiday.

  10. You must have been baking this as I was eating two (yep two) cannoli! LOL I am saving this for next Easter.

  11. This looks like a winner and something to try with my family. YUM!

  12. This looks delicious Lynn! I love the ricotta cheese in the filling and the addition of the chocolate chips! Hope you had a relaxing Easter :)

  13. Your pie looks delicious Lynn especially with the chocolate chips on top. Hope you have a lovely Easter.

  14. Wish I had been having a slice of this at your house, Lynn! Thanks for your tips on what you'd do next time as that is so helpful. I'm sure your family left your table full of happy Easter tummies!

  15. Your are my newest cook book. I love the recipes now if I only have the time to try them all.

  16. The sound of cannoli without all the work sounds perfect! It looks delicious, Lynn.

  17. Oh, that would be so much easier and I do love the flavor of a cannoli. It turned out so beautifully too. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  18. Hi Lynn, oh my this looks amazing! the ricotta sounds very interesting.

  19. What a fun and unique dessert, I love it!!

  20. Ooooh, are so bad to show us this after all the Easter feasting. And by the way, every time I visit your blog I get a craving for your strawberry frosted cake. Might have to whip one up tonite.

  21. It always amazes me that we can mix cheese with something sweet and have it turn out incredibly delicious.

  22. Oh my goodness, that looks and sounds so delicious -- I can almost smell it!

  23. Cannoli Pie? Oh My!! :)

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  24. Hi Lynn,
    I can't wait to try your Cannoli Pie. We love Cannoli so we are looking forward to tasting this pie! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. I just pinned this one to pinterest. I will be making this one for sure. Another great recipe!


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