I needed to bring a pumpkin dessert for a pumpkin-themed baby shower and I came up with this and it was a huge hit.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cannoli
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir 1 cup confectioners' sugar, pumpkin, mascarpone cheese, ricotta cheese, pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl until smooth.

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  • Beat cream in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold into pumpkin mixture. Spoon pumpkin mixture into a resealable plastic bag and snip a 3/4-inch hole in 1 corner. Pipe pumpkin mixture into each cannoli shell. Garnish the ends with sprinkles and confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

You can add more vanilla pudding mix until you reach the desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 25.7mg; sodium 114.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
I can't truly rate this as written because I could not find pre-made cannoli shells anywhere and didn't have time to make or order them. However, I substituted puff pastry cups instead, and they were amazing! This filling is absolutely fantastic. I'm brainstorming other ways to use it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2016
The cannolis were tasty but I dislike a recipe which uses part of a box of pudding part of a can of pumpkin part of the smallest container of ricotta you can get and part of a container of muscarpone. You would have to triple the recipe to use all of the ingredients. Unfortunate. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
I can't truly rate this as written because I could not find pre-made cannoli shells anywhere and didn't have time to make or order them. However, I substituted puff pastry cups instead, and they were amazing! This filling is absolutely fantastic. I'm brainstorming other ways to use it! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2015
These are really yummy, and they taste like a pumpkin pie cannoli! I even made my own shells using the shell portion of "Cannoli" recipe by Lydia Nacawa (also on this site). These would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving. I used mini chocolate chips on the ends, rather than sprinkles. Would make these again. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2016
I was looking for something different to serve as dessert on Thanksgiving, in place of the pumpkin pies. I found this recipe and did a test run over the weekend for some dinner guests and the results were awesome! The consistency of the filling was light with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice to compliment the pumpkin flavor. I thought I would try filling them the night before and admittedly the shells were slightly soft, but still good. If you have the time, I would recommend filling them the same day as you'll be serving them, otherwise the night before still produces a delicious dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
Excellent variation on traditional Cannoli. I made this for Christmas brunch and it was a huge hit with my family. I was lucky to get a taste myself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2016
Wow made this tonight. It is the best pumpkin cannoli I've ever tasted. I'm bringing to a party tomorrow but hubs and I couldn't resist tasting this evening. I didn't change a thing no need to (unless making my own pumpkin spice could be counted). I have made filling following traditional recipes but the addition of mascarpone and whipped cream make this recipe a ten star. I will use it without pumpkin but adding traditional mini chips etc. in the future. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2017
Awesome recipe! I bought pre-made shells at an Italian bakery and followed recipe exactly except I added an extra tsp of pumpkin pie spice (which I made myself). Also sprinkled tiny chocolate chips on the ends after filling. These turned out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2016
The cannolis were tasty but I dislike a recipe which uses part of a box of pudding part of a can of pumpkin part of the smallest container of ricotta you can get and part of a container of muscarpone. You would have to triple the recipe to use all of the ingredients. Unfortunate. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2016
I paired it with graham crackers and we ate it as a dip instead of in canolli shells. We had a hard time finding the pre made shells. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
I too decided not to get pre-made shells. I considered getting some tubes and making them but I was already making rosettes and the batter/process is similar so I made timbale shells instead. But this filling is heavenly and the treats were a big time hit at Christmas dinner! Read More
(1)
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