Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sealed with a Cannoli

Just made a batch of my Strawberry Cannoli. If you are looking for a protein packed, weight loss surgery friendly, healthy Valentine dessert, this is it, but make plenty because non-ops love them too.


Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli

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

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

Wash and core strawberries. Leaving a hollow in the berry. Set aside. You can buy a berry corer or I just use a paring knife.

Mix ricotta, SF syrup (I used SF Vanilla) and cinnamon (today instead of cinnamon I used 1/2 a Vanilla Bean insides, sliced down the middle and scraped) 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.

If you are wanting to make them in advance just prep the berries and place them in a Tupperware, make the filling, place in the Ziploc and leave them separate in the fridge. Just before you are ready to serve them fill and top them or just fill them and have the optional toppings in little containers so your guests can top their own.

Getting ready to watch the Grammy's tonight, RIP :( Whitney Houston. One of the greatest voices of all time. If there really are choirs of angels in heaven they just got an awesome new member.

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7 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

These look delish! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

LuLu

Anonymous said...

can the ricotta be substituted for anything?

Tara Sedov said...

Oh my those look delicious!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them. They are one of my favorite post wls desserts!!

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On subs: Well you could sub cream cheese or mascarpone but... it ups the fat grams considerably or SF Whipped Cream but try the ricotta... it's divine.

jennxaz said...

mmm those look heavenly

nrslori1 said...

I made these last night for Hubby and the kids . They had no Idea they were protein packed WLS friendly incrediberries . ( my hubby even said , do you think you should be eating that ? ) LOL , wink , wink - Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly! Thanks for this and all your wonderful recipes! I made homemade ricotta today and the first thing I made with it was a few strawberries! I used a splash of sf almond and wow were they good!!!!
~Kacy