Mini Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a favorite recipe. Get the great taste of homemade cannolis at home with my Mini Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

Filling

1
container (15 oz) whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Cups

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
3
tablespoons turbinado sugar (raw sugar)
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Garnish

1/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Additional powdered sugar

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Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Place filling in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag; refrigerate while making cups.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. On lightly floured work surface, unroll pie crusts. Sprinkle each crust with turbinado sugar and cinnamon. Lightly roll rolling pin over sugar and cinnamon to press into pastry. With 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cutter, cut out pastry rounds. Lightly press each pastry round into ungreased mini muffin cup.
  • 3 Bake about 10 minutes or until pastry cups are golden brown. Cool completely in pans, about 15 minutes. Remove from muffin cups to cooling racks.
  • 4 Just before serving, remove filling from refrigerator. Cut 1 bottom corner off bag; pipe scant tablespoon filling into cooled pastry cups. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Serve immediately. Store any remaining pastry cups at room temperature and filling in refrigerator.
  • 1 In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Place filling in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag; refrigerate while making cups.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. On lightly floured work surface, unroll pie crusts. Sprinkle each crust with turbinado sugar and cinnamon. Lightly roll rolling pin over sugar and cinnamon to press into pastry. With 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cutter, cut out pastry rounds. Lightly press each pastry round into ungreased mini muffin cup.
  • 3 Bake about 10 minutes or until pastry cups are golden brown. Cool completely in pans, about 15 minutes. Remove from muffin cups to cooling racks.
  • 4 Just before serving, remove filling from refrigerator. Cut 1 bottom corner off bag; pipe scant tablespoon filling into cooled pastry cups. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Serve immediately. Store any remaining pastry cups at room temperature and filling in refrigerator.

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Expert Tips

Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free pie and pastry dough.

Cups should be filled shortly before they’re eaten so they don’t get soggy. If you wish to make them ahead of time, you can make the cups and the filling, just keep them separate. Once you’re ready to serve, you can fill, decorate and serve.

For a variation in the filling, try 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract or orange extract instead of the vanilla.

Other toppings that go well with the cannoli cups are chopped toasted almonds, chocolate candy sprinkles, candied orange pieces, chopped candied red cherries, as well as a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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