Cannoli in a Glass Recipe

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Here is my guilt-free, delicious, low-fat version of a cannoli that is so simple to prepare. All you need is an elegant stemmed glass to make an impressive dessert presentation
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons pistachios, finely chopped
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 293 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. Place the first five ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon ricotta mixture into two parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Sprinkle each with pistachios; top with a cherry. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cannoli in a Glass in Reminisce Extra January 2011, p45

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Librachild User ID: 4284083 193316
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"Very easy and delicious."

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