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This is a really simple recipe and doesn't require many ingredients. I drained the ricotta cheese overnight so it wasn't too wet. I sifted some powdered sugar, added some chopped cherries and a little cherry juice from the jar. Voila! Cannoli filling!
Instead of making cannoli shells, I used sugar cones. I decorated the tops of the cones with some candy melts and sprinkles. You could also use mini chocolate chips or chopped almonds. These were so much fun to make and even more fun to eat!
You can make the filling ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat the cannolis. Make sure to fill the cones right before you eat them so they don't get soggy.
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Cherry Cannoli Cones
24oz whole fat ricotta
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp cherry juice
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup chopped cherries
12 ice cream sugar cones
Line a strainer with a paper towel and place ricotta cheese inside. Place strainer over bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to use, squeeze out any excess liquid. Place ricotta in a large mixing bowl and add powdered sugar, chopped cherries, cherry juice and almond extract. Mix well.
To prepare the cones, melt candy melts in a small bowl according to package directions. Pour sprinkles into another small bowl. Dip sugar cone tops into the candy melts and then into the sprinkles. Set aside to set.
Right before serving, fill a pastry bag or ziplock bag with cherry filling, snip off the end and pipe filling into the cones. Enjoy!
Disclosure: I received Pampered Chef products for review but have not been otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.