Yield: 12 servings


Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Easy Cannoli recipe with fresh ricotta filling, and decorated to perfection. Italian bakeries step aside for this at home treat.


  • 12 cannoli shells (premade)

For the filling:

  • 1 ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup orange peel candy, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • chocolate chips, sprinkles, pistachios (chopped) powdered sugar, optional


  1. For the filling, mix ricotta with mascarpone and powdered sugar until fluffy and smooth. Beat in almond extract. Fold in candied oranges. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until ready to use.
  2. To serve, pipe filling into cannoli shells. (I dipped the ends of my shells in melted Ghirardelli dark chocolate and allowed to harden). Sprinkle with chocolate chips, sprinkles, pistachios, or powdered sugar. Eat immediately! Enjoy!


Cannoli shells can be found in the Italian food section of most large grocery stores. You can use as is, or dip the ends in melted chocolate!

Orange peel candy can be made using my recipe, or use tiny pieces of orange slice candy found in the candy aisle.
See blog post for more tips and tricks!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 509Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 13g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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