I’ve lived in Philadelphia, the home of the world’s best cannoli (and a lot of the world’s best food). As a result, I confess that I’m bit of a cannoli snob. Since the military has stationed us in too many places that make a cannoli snob cry, I’ve adapted this recipe for Cannoli Pie. It’s one of my favorite pie recipes and one I often serve in the spring, before we enter the fruit pie season. In celebration of spring and Easter, I’ve teamed up with 3 of my favorite bloggers to share ideas for a wonderful Easter meal or really a wonderful anytime meal.
Have you ever had a cannoli before? It’s an Italian dessert that comes in a pastry shell with a creamy filling. An amazing cannoli will make you stop and savor every bite. If you haven’t had a cannoli that makes the rest of the world fade away when you take a bite, don’t stop searching for that amazing cannoli. In the mean time you can make this cannoli pie that is a delicious substitute.
I like to add mini chocolate chips to my cannoli pie. Raspberries are the perfect garnish for a slice. You can also add powdered sugar, if you’d prefer.
- Pie Crust, I use a refrigerated, rolled pie crust
- 4 oz cream cheese, I use reduced fat
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 15 oz ricotta cheese, I use part-skim
- 3 egg whites
- 1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Spray pie dish with non-stick spray and add pie crust to dish, pinching edge to make the crust edge.
- In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until well blended. Add ricotta cheese and egg whites, mixing just until blended.
- Pour filling into the pie crust.
- Bake approximately 35 minutes until the edges of the filling are set. The center will still have movement.
- Place on rack to cool.
- Cover and refrigerate 4 or more hours.
Recommend covering the pie crust edge with foil after about 10-15 minutes so it doesn't burn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 9g
Enjoy a slice of Cannoli Pie with your Easter meal, paired with an Italian dish or anytime.
(thanks Winnie, for asking) Cannoli are an Italian dessert. The filling is similar to the this pie filling, but is served in a pastry shell shaped into a tube. The word cannoli means “little tube.”
For more Easter meal ideas:
Honey Glazed Ham from Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe.
More dessert recipes:
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.