Cannoli Pie

July 26, 2014

Cannoli are a very fun dessert to eat, but they may seem a bit intimidating to make at home. This pie marries the best of the flavors in a really easy-to-pull-together way. I drizzled chocolate sauce on top of mine. Try this dessert at your next dinner party! 20140620 Cannoli Pie 02 You will need:

  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 c + 3 t sugar, divided
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 2 t ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 T unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 T milk
  • 2 c ricotta
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil. Lightly grease a 9-inch tart pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with 1/2 cup of the sugar, the brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the nutmeg and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter until the dough begins to pebble.
  4. Hand mix 1 of the eggs and the milk into the dough. Knead until well mixed.
  5. Press the dough into the prepared tart pan.
  6. Place the pan with the dough in the freezer while you mix the filling.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta with the remaining egg, the remaining 3 teaspoons of sugar, the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and the vanilla extract.
  8. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  9. Spread the filling into the dough-lined tart pan.
  10. Place the pie on the lined baking sheet.
  11. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the dough is slightly browned and the filling has puffed slightly and set.
  12. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.

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