Cannoli Cups

Easy cannoli cups, just enough for kids and dinner parties to satisfy that cannoli craving. You can sprinkle with pistachios before eating.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
48 cannoli cups



  • 1 (15 ounce) package prepared pie pastry, at room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese, drained

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • cup mini dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Roll pie dough out to desired thickness. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over one side and firmly press into the dough. Place a nonstick mini cupcake pan on top of dough for an outline. Cut out dough cups using a knife or biscuit butter. Press dough pieces into the mini cups; do not grease.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until dough has slightly puffed and is golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Mix ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Place into a plastic bag and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. When ready to serve, cut a small hole in the corner tip of the plastic bag and pipe into pastry shells.

Cook's Notes:

Drain the ricotta cheese as much as possible. If you have a full day, strain through cheesecloth overnight.

Do not put filling into shells until ready to serve, as soggy shells are a cannoli's nightmare. Add extra chocolate chips or pistachios if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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