creamy CANNOLI maple syrup RICOTTA filling Recipe

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I'll leave the authenticity to the ones who do it best. In the meantime, I've enjoyed tinkering with this recipe and this is what I've grown to appreciate best. It is a very lightly smooth textured mousse-like creamy filling. Versatile enough to add your own personality to it.

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Servings: 12


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  • . > American / Metric measures <
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  • . 1-1/4 cups (300gr) fresh Ricotta*
  • . 1/2 cup or more (100ml) Maple syrup
  • . 1 tsp. (5ml) vanilla extract
  • . 1/2 cup (100ml) whipping cream 35%
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  • . ADD-IN selections (all optional):
  • . 1 small orange finely zested
  • . 1/4 cup (40gr) roasted almonds, coarsely crushed
  • . 1/4 cup (45gr) bittersweet chocolate, finely grated
  • . 1/4 tsp. (2.5ml) ground cinnamon
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  • . > * Note: Do not use container Ricotta for this recipe. I highly recommend an effort towards buying the best fresh Ricotta...please inform yourself through your Cheese specialty store.


  1. . In a medium bowl, whip the 35% cream and set aside to chill in the refrigerator.
  2. . Get all the other 'Add-in' selections prepared and also set aside.
  3. . In another medium bowl: Mix the ricotta, the Maple syrup and vanilla extract with an electric beater to ensure smoothness.
  4. . Lightly with a spatula, gradually fold the whipped cream into the ricotta mix and combine until streaks have disappeared. Lastly, gently fold in the rest of your 'Add-in' selections and you're done.
  5. . Cover and place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before pipe filling the cannoli shells. Note: This mix can be done the day ahead and piped right before serving. The shells will be crunchier that way.
  6. . Enjoy this specially created cannoli cream filling...buon appetito and Claudia's flavourful


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 0g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 0  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.0g 0%
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  • Patricia Turo
    I make my own shells and think they are so much better. They are lighter and you can add a little cocoa to make cholocate shells. I'll post the recipe at some point. This filling sounds really nice. I'll be in New England in the Fall and I think I'll make these for my family. We get fresh maple syrup, will be a nice change. I agree about the Ricotta, shouldn't even bother making them if your not going to use the best qualaity you can buy.
    • pol
      questa ricetta è semplicemente favolosa
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


      • Gourmet Mama
        June 29, 2010
        Ok, I am officially drooling over this recipe! I would love to try making my own cannoli, since it is something that is not readily available where I live. And, I just got some maple syrup, so this sounds like a lovely use for it.

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