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Cannoli Cream Recipe

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  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 6
  • Great filling for cannoli's or any accompaniment to any dessert.


  • 1 15 oz. container reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Stevia Granulated White Sweetener
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped golden raisins
  • for garnish unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped, for garnish pistachios


  1. Set the ricotta cheese in a sieve set over a mixing bowl.
  2. Push the cheese through the strainer with a solid object such as a wooden spoon.
  3. Scrape any cheese from the outside of the sieve using a cake spatula, setting the excess back into the mix.
  4. Take the ricotta cheese and add all other ingredients, leaving out the cocoa and pistachios, until the cream is homogenized and creamy.
  5. Cover for 2-4 hours, topped with sprinklings of cocoa chopped pistachios, or stuff into cannoli shells for a traditional treat.