Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup blanched slivered almonds
  • ⅓ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 12 cannoli shells
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  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: ⅛ teaspoon almond extract mixed with 1 tablespoon water can be substituted for the almond liqueur.


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