One of my absolute FAVORITE weight loss surgery friendly desserts are my Strawberry Cannoli. Red, ripe strawberries filled with protein packed ricotta cream. I usually dip the ricotta filled ends in unsweetened cocoa, shaved sugar free chocolate, unsweetened coconut or nuts to mimic my childhood favorite Sicilian dessert. Sometimes I make a coffee flavored filling but since it's the 4th of July I thought a little red, white and blueberry was in order...
Shelly's Red, White & Blue 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 (for days other than the 4th of July)
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.
Mix 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. Place a fresh blueberry on each end.
Post-ops beware... you better hide a few of these suckers or make a double (or triple) batch because they will get gobbled up by non-ops before you can get to the dish.
Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend.
Happy 4th of July! Be safe.
Remember your pets... loud booms and bangs are so scary for them.
✩✩ God Bless America! ✩✩