These shell are wrapped around cannoli tubes and deep fried. Cannoli shells are traditionally filled with a rich ricotta cheese filling.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
2 hrs
cook:
3 mins
total:
2 hrs 3 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 Cannoli shells
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Using a fork, blend in the white wine. When dough forms a ball, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

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  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees F). On a lightly floured surface, roll 1/3 of the dough out into a big circle as thin as paper. Cut into 8 (5-inch) circles. Wrap each circle around a cannoli form, and seal with egg yolk.

  • Fry 2 or 3 at a time until golden brown. remove with tongs to drain on paper towels. Carefully remove shells from forms while they are still hot, or they may become stuck.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 12.7g 4% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 8.5mg 3% DV; sodium 1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
Fantastic! These are real cannoli shells! If you're a beginner cook and not really confident in your skills then use one of the other recipes that are full of shortening and eggs. If you know what you're doing in the kitchen and want to make real authentic cannoli this recipe is the way to go. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/06/2008
I had a hard time with this recipe finally getting it into a ball (since there is no butter maybe) and after kneading it for the full 15 minutes the recipe states it was very tough and chewy! What did I do wrong? Read More
(31)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
Fantastic! These are real cannoli shells! If you're a beginner cook and not really confident in your skills then use one of the other recipes that are full of shortening and eggs. If you know what you're doing in the kitchen and want to make real authentic cannoli this recipe is the way to go. Read More
(48)
Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2008
I had a hard time with this recipe finally getting it into a ball (since there is no butter maybe) and after kneading it for the full 15 minutes the recipe states it was very tough and chewy! What did I do wrong? Read More
(31)
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2004
not to my liking but not bad either... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
Tasty! My preparation took a bit more than 3/4 cups wine. I have no access to cannoli shells and this recipe was very authentic so nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2012
i love this recipe. i've made -a variation of- it several times now. the only complaint i have is it is too much flour and not enough wine. i've adjusted to 2 1/2 cups flour and about 1 1/4 cups wine. also i've found that if you sift the flour after you've measured it it absorbs the wine much easier. everyone loves the cannolis i make with this recipe and always say how tender yet crispy the shells are.. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2018
Like others have said too much flour and not enough wine. I added a little butter as well because other recipes that I've found from Italian families contain butter or shortening. I am an experienced cook and the review that was insulting anyone who had trouble with this recipe was out of line. If you have trouble add some more wine if you need to. And no shame in adding some butter too. Whatever works and makes it taste good. Mine turned out great after the changes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2011
I followed this exactly and was very happy with the results. Thanks for sharing it Judy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/03/2010
I added more wine than the recipe called for and still couldn't get the dough workable. The dough was so tough I couldn't roll it out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2014
I haven't tried it yet but I wanted to know where do you get the wraps from. I live in a small town and I'm not sure if Wal-Mart would have them. They don't even make/sell cannolis Read More
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