Cannoli Pie

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close up of slice of custard pie with raspberries on white plate with fork

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.

slice of custard pie with raspberries on white plate with fork

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.

Cannoli Pie - a creamy custard pie - Organized 31

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.

Cannoli Pie
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4047 calories
377 g
356 g
236 g
105 g
124 g
1225 g
2300 g
250 g
0 g
95 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4047
Calories from Fat 2111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 236g
Saturated Fat 124g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 23g
Monounsaturated Fat 72g
Cholesterol 356mg
Sodium 2300mg
Total Carbohydrates 377g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 250g
Protein 105g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Pie Crust (I simply use a refrigerated pie crust)
  2. 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  3. 1/3 cup sugar
  4. 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 15 oz ricotta cheese
  6. 3 egg whites
  7. 12 oz mini chocolate chips
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line the pie shell with foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 20 minutes or until set, but not browned. Remove foil and weights. Bake 5-8 minutes longer at 350F until lightly browned. Remove and cool on wire rack.
  2. 2. Mix cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until blended. Add ricotta cheese and egg whites; mix well (but don't over-mix). Add chocolate chips.
  3. 3. Pour cream cheese mixture into the pie shell and cover the pie crust edges with foil.
  4. 4. Bake pie 35-40 minutes until the edge is set but the center still jiggles. Cool on wire rack. Once cool, cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  1. Serve with powdered sugar or berries.
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 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.”

slice of custard pie with raspberries on white plate with fork and entire pie in the background

For more Easter meal ideas: 

Honey Glazed Ham from Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe.

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  2. Oh This is definitely a pie fro me šŸ™‚
    And as I love baking – I’d make my own crust.
    I wonder what it’s called “cannoli” …?

    1. I just looked it up, Winnie. Cannoli are Italian treats and mean “little tube” since the pastry shell is formed in a tube.

    1. It’s a creamy and decadent dessert, Darlene. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it. Enjoy your weekend, too.

  3. I love Cannoli and am lucky to have a small Italian Bakery not too far from my home. Now I can make it at home! Great recipe!

  4. I rarely make desserts, but this will definitely be an exception ! Your Cannoli Pie looks so Delicious, thanks for the recipe!!

  5. I’ve got to be honest, I love the filling so much more than the “tube” so this pie looks so appealing to me. Thanks for the recipe. šŸ™‚

  6. I live about an hour and a half away from Philly and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a canoli. Lol. The pie looks delicious though. I would love to try it.

  7. I love cannoli but hate the mess the delicious flaky pastry makes while trying to eat it. Not a problem if I’m eating it on a plate with a fork! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

    1. You’re too funny, Corinne. I’m usually a neat freak, but cannoli shell crumbs have never bothered me.

  8. Hi Susan – My New York Italian hubby says that Cannoli’s are his FAVORITE! I can’t wait to make this for him and surprise him. Hugs, Holly

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