These cannoli make a wonderful dessert after an Italian meal.
They are a traditional dessert throughout Italy, especially in Sicily, where they are made of little fried tubes of pastry dough and stuffed with a sweet ricotta cheese filling. But delicious as they are, cannoli can be labor-intensive.
So, here, we use a shortcut by substituting ice cream cones for the pastry shell, and lighten them up a little bit by using low-fat cheese.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
1 (5 oz) pkg sugar ice cream cones
4 oz semisweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
1 (15 oz) carton Food Club Low Fat Ricotta Cheese, drained
1/4 cup Food Club Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Food Club Vanilla Extract
12 maraschino cherries
Dip the rim of the cones into melted chocolate. Roll rim into chopped pistachios and place on parchment paper to dry.
In a medium bowl combine ricotta cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well.
Place ricotta cheese mixture into a zip-top bag. Squeeze mixture into cones. Garnish with cherries.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 172, Fat: 7 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 143 mg, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 6 g