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Cherry Cannoli Cups

 Cherry Cannoli Cups
Here’s a sweet taste of Italy without a lot of fuss. The cute little cups, filled with a rich cherry-cheese filling, are easy to assemble using wonton wrappers. —Marie Sheppard, Chicago, Illinois
48 ServingsPrep: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups chopped hazelnuts, divided
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur, optional
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 jars (one 16 ounces, one 10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained

Directions

  • Place wonton wrappers on a work surface; brush with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle with sugar. Press into greased miniature muffin cups.
  • Sprinkle each wonton cup with 1 teaspoon hazelnuts.
  • Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
  • a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat the ricotta, cream cheese, confectioners'
  • sugar, liqueur if desired and vanilla until smooth. Cut 24 cherries
  • in half and set aside. Chop remaining cherries; fold into cheese
  • mixture.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon filling into each wonton cup. Sprinkle with
  • remaining hazelnuts. Top with a reserved cherry half. Yield: 4

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Cherry Cannoli Cups (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cannoli cup equals 109 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.