Cannoli Strawberries

July 23, 2014

Author Notes: A visit to Mike’s Pastry in Boston shaped my guidelines for all future cannoli – 1.) It must have a crisp shell, 2.) It has to be filled with lightly sweetened ricotta, and 3.) Not a requirement, but if there are pistachios or mini chocolate chips dotting the ends, it’ll get bonus points in my Cannoli Hall of Fame Scrapbook (not a real thing / should be). Even though I went rogue and used strawberries instead of shells here (it’s too hot to turn on the oven and bake shells), I still met 2 out of my 3 requirements. Not too shabby.foxeslovelemons

Makes: 14 to 18 strawberries

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces ricotta
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Chopped pistachios or mini chocolate chips, for garnish
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Place ricotta in a cheesecloth-lined fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Place in refrigerator for one hour.
  2. Meanwhile, using a small melon baller or spoon, hollow out insides of strawberries.
  3. Stir together strained ricotta, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest. Using a pastry bag or small spoon, fill strawberries with ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with pistachios or chocolate chips. Serve immediately, if possible, or refrigerate up to 1 hour.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Panfusine July 27, 2014
These look simply ADORABLE!
 
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foxeslovelemons July 28, 2014
Thank you, Paunfusine!
 
JanetFL July 23, 2014
Love the idea of using strawberries rather than shells! And I love your serving dish...I'm thinking an egg carton for pot-luck affairs. Thanks very much - will be making these very soon.
 
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foxeslovelemons July 23, 2014
Thanks so much, JanetFL! I'm sure my eggs weren't too thrilled that they had to be re-located so I could take this photo, but it was worth it :) haha.