Friday, August 23, 2013

Mini Cannoli Cups

Cannolis are amazing it is just that simple but making them can be a hassle so when I found this recipe and I was in heaven!  These are really like a mini cannoli!  I only ate two and had to put them away because I could eat all of them.  They are fast and very simple to make and try not to eat the whole pan.  They are very tempting.

2 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Flour for dusting surface
1 15oz. container of whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 425.
Prepare filling by combining all ingredients except chocolate chips in a bowl with an electric mixer.
Place in a one-gallon freezer bag and refrigerate.
Roll out pie crusts and sprinkle each all over one side with sugar and cinnamon.
Roll over dough with rolling pin gently to push cinnamon and sugar into the pie crust.
Using a 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter, cut out circles in the dough.
Lightly press the circles into ungreased mini cupcake pans to form a pastry cup.
Gently prick the bottoms on the cups with a fork so that they don’t rise too much in the oven!
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and once cool, fill with cream.
Cut off a small part of the corner of the plastic bag to fill cups.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and dust with powdered sugar!

Filling can be kept in the fridge up to 3 days before filling. Fill about 1 hour before serving.
To get cream extra thick, run ricotta through a cheese cloth over night to remove excess water.
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