Monday, June 15, 2009

Strawberry Cannoli

Our crazy simple and unbelievably delicious dessert last night. A take on one of my childhood favorite Sicilian desserts: the cannoli. This version is waaaay better for you. Super sweet Farmer's Market strawberries. Creamy protein packed ricotta filling. Heaven.

Best part... you can eat a few of these without guilt. Can't say the same for the real deal. I will be making a tray of these for the 4th of July for sure. Soooo good!

Italian Sicilian Sugar Free Dessert Recipe Weight Loss
Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli

12 Large Red Ripe Strawberries, washed & cored
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
dash of Cinnamon

Optional toppings:
Unsweetened Coconut
Grated Sugar Free Chocolate
Chopped Nuts (Chopped Pistachios, Pecans, or Hazelnuts are great)

Wash and core strawberries. Leaving a hollow in the berry. Set aside.

Recipes Weight Loss Healthy Bariatric Surgery CookingMix ricotta, SF syrup and cinnamon together till well combined.

Spoon mixture into a snack size Ziploc bag. Seal.

Cut end off and pipe mixture into hollowed strawberries. Dip into optional toppings.


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29 comments:

tailynn said...

oh yea. I'm definately trying these this week. I've been on an icecream binge. I've made strawberry, mint chocolate chip and chocolate this weekend. Hopefully with the increase in protein I can see the scale move a little bit! Who else can say they eat ice cream and expect to lose a few pounds.

emily said...

I saw your post on my Google Reader, and as soon as I opened it, my jaw literally dropped at the site of such deliciousness.

Seriously. I'm sitting at my desk at work slack-jawed, practically drooling on my keyboard and knowing I need to get back to work.

It also sort of makes me want to get a strawberry huller because I'm not so handy with a knife.

Salted with Shadows said...

These look amazing!!! Thank you!!!

Jennifer said...

Very creative! Yummy!

Kim said...

You are a Goddess Shelly, I have been craving cannoli... You Rock!

Melting Mama said...

AFREAKINGDORABLE.

Linda said...

These berries look wonderful. I plan to make a platter of these for our 4th of July Party. Thanks for all your great recipes and entertaining stories. I just love your blog!

nashville said...

What a great idea! I am Sicilian also and love canolis!

Ruth P said...

These are REALLY yummy! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! I just made these to take to the Jimmy Buffet concert and of course I had to try one. Though I was in heaven. Used the SF Caramel, might try ta splash of Malibu Passion Fruit Rum next time. YUMMY

Miss Soul said...

ok...one word...YUM

DonnaH said...

My Italian self was so craving cannolis! Thanks for this great recipe:)

winning714 said...

These sound great. I'd try them, but we have too much snow to get to the store. However, next week I'll be in heaven like the rest of you.

Not fair giving us something so delicious when I can't get out.

kareninflorida said...

Okay, I'm not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) but I think I love you. The only thing that I might possibly add is a little bit of orange zest. These would be good at Christmas too, covered in some chopped pistachios.
Oh my gosh, I just realized: I have fresh strawberries AND ricotta in my fridge! I am SO gonna make these right now.

BJ said...

These are fabulous! I am living in strawberry heaven. Just made a batch with cookies & cream protein powder and irish cream sf syrup and can highly recommend this combo.

Anonymous said...

With me being 23 days out and on soft foods,you think it would be ok for me to make and eat these for superbowl? minus the nuts?

Jme

Michelle "Shelly" said...

So glad they are being enjoyed. They are one of my favorites!

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JME,

The filling would absolutely be great for you at that stage, oodles of protein. The berries... that's a Q for your medical posse. Everyone's Dr's have a different set of rules. Give a call and ask about strawberries/fruit if its not in your paperwork. You could send/show them a copy of the recipe.

Susan said...

I made these in advance for tomorrow, but the filling was 'soft'. they because a little runny after sitting a few hours. Any suggestions?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Susan :( They are not something you want to make in advance... well... you can hallow out the berries ahead of time but the filling should be done just before serving (a 1/2 hour before max) berry juice will stain the ricotta too and it won't look pretty.

wandrews01 said...

Hi Shelly!
I made these last night as a wonderful Sunday evening dessert. Delish! And, so pretty! Thank you and keep up the good work!

Wendy

fewsbox said...

OMG!! These look and sound AMAZING! I cannot wait to try them!

mylife said...

Wow, I made the filling today just to try it. It was great. I always thought that I didn't like Ricotta cheese. I am going to get some strawberries today and serve them to my daughter. She is going to love it!

Anonymous said...

I made these on Memorial Day and they were a hit! I have a family reunion tomorrow and I'm making a double batch. I love putting the blueberry on top.
Brooke

Dixie said...

I have to try this one...just bought some Ricotta cheese at the store over the weekend! OMG....can't wait! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am only 4 months out from my bypass and practically live on your blog site to get food ideas (I'm NOT a good cook). This month, at work, it was my turn to plan a potluck so I went with a healthy food theme and made the strawberries. Lo and behold, my coworkers LOVED them - and so did I - so I am grateful that you share your creations with us!

The Notorious ABG said...

absolutely adorable! i'm going to make these for a dinner tonight.

Angel said...

Wonderful! I made these for the family tonight with a drizzle of Sugar free chocolate syrup and the kids loved them. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just made these to take to a bbq. They are amazing. :-) Thanks so much.
Sonia

JLeigh said...

It might not really be considered much of a 'cannoli' anymore since they generally contain ricotta, but I substituted with some delish cranberry cinnamon goat cheese and topped with a little cinnamon/splenda mix and sliced almonds. MMM