Cannoli Pudding Recipe

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This subtly sweet blend from Kat Thompson of Prineville, Oregon lets you enjoy the taste of a traditional Italian dessert in mere minutes. "It makes any meal special," she promises.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Whole maraschino cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 354 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat ricotta cheese until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, pecans, cherries, sugar and cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with whole cherries if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cannoli Pudding in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p11

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dmoehring User ID: 5734543 30822
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"This was good. What the recipe didn't say was that you need to get either smooth riccotta or whole milk riccotta if you want this to be smooth like pudding. Unfortunately I can only get part skim riccotta and there is no way to smooth it out, so mine turned out grainy. Also I added a teaspoon of vanilla to this. Overall this was very easy and tasty."

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