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Apple Pie Cannoli

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Crispy Cannoli Shells filled with a decadent Apple Pie Ricotta Cream.
Servings: 24 Makes 18 to 24 Cannoli
Calories: 82

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter , cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

FILLING

  • 1 tub (15-ounces) whole milk ricotta cheese, strained
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup diced apples (cut them up small)
  • small semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • Canola Oil , for frying
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions 

  • Strain a tub (15-ounces) of Ricotta over night.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt.
  • Using your fingers, work the butter pieces into the flour mixture until coarse and crumbly.
  • Add the egg yolk and wine; mix until smooth.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the filling.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the ricotta until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice; whisk until well combined.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer beat the heavy cream until stiff.
  • Fold the cream into the ricotta mixture.
  • Stir in the diced apples.

MAKE THE CANNOLI

  • Heat the canola oil to 360 degrees.
  • Dust your working area with a little bit of flour.
  • Remove dough from fridge and roll it out to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Cut out 4-inch diameter rounds.
  • Wrap each dough around a Cannoli Mold.
  • Use a bit of egg wash on the edge of each round to seal it closed.
  • Using a pair of tongs, hold the edge of the mold as you submerge and fry the shell.
  • Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Using the tongs, remove the cannoli from the hot oil.
  • Using your other hand, remove the cannoli with a kitchen towel and carefully slide it off the mold.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough.

FILL THE CANNOLI

  • Fill a pastry bag with prepared filling.
  • Pipe the ricotta mixture into the cannoli shells.
  • Decorate with small chocolate chips.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Heavily adapted from Food Network
 
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Cannoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.