Best Cannoli Pie

Saturday, April 13, 2019
This is a cannoli pie that's creamy, addicting, and the best recipe for either no-bake or baked cannoli pie!



It actually perfect for holidays, birthdays, picnics, family events, and gatherings, social dinner parties or just because it's just so darn good!



The simplicity of this pie is astonishing, and anyone can whip this up in no time and the results are perfect every time.



The creamy baked filling has all the characteristics of the Italian pastry with this delicious flaky crust underneath the filling.



Don't wait to try this if you have a love for cannoli, this pie is out of this world delicious!



The no-bake version it's fast, super simple, and the perfect refreshing light summer dessert to make.



Either recipe is fabulous and will not disappoint you.



We love easy desserts like this one and another family favorite is Easy Red Raspberry Cobbler, it's super simple and another summer favorite.



Scroll down to my recipe card to print this off, we never wait for a holiday to make it anymore!







this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.













this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.






Cannoli



The cannoli as you know has a long tubular crust filled with rich smooth ricotta pastry cream.



This pie is rich with those same flavors and has that crust with those same flavors infused into it.



Just a hint of cinnamon and my special secret ingredient the crust is brushed with.



Can you guess what it is?



Where I grew up in Utica, New York, some of our local bakeries decorated the edges or the cannoli shells with melted chocolate.



Then the ends are dipped into chopped pistachios, you may remember my cannoli recipe here.



Other pastries also had chopped cherries or whole maraschino cherries on the ends or whole strawberries.






this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.







Garnish Ideas


  1. Brush the crust with melted chocolate and chopped pistachios
  2. Serve with whipped cream topped with maraschino cherries and chocolate shreds
  3. Spread a layer of whipped cream on top with more mini chocolate chips and chopped pistachios
  4. Drizzle hot fudge sauce on the plate before serving the pie slice







this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.






Useful Hints


  • This pie tastes great cold or at room temperature.
  • Any leftovers need to be refrigerated.
  • I usually refrigerate this pie at least 3 hours before serving it.
  • The pie will stay fresh in the refrigerator up to 3 days if it lasts that long.







this is a baked cannoli pie cooling from the oven







Deep Dish A Must




If you decide you don't want to make your own, just buy the pie crust that is pre-made that says "deep dish"



Try my homemade crust recipe.








this is a filled cannoli pie going into the oven







So Easy




If you're not a baker, this is the pie to try first, it has very few ingredients to mix.



Italian desserts can be intimidating but this one is the perfect dessert for anyone that tells me they aren't bakers.



All you need is simple ingredients and everything is done in one bowl by hand.



No electric mixers, just stir in the ingredients, pour and bake.



Also if you start the recipe like I do and realize you are out of a pantry ingredient, check out my "Homemade Pantry Staples" in a pinch they work great and you can even make your own sweetened condensed milk!








this is a deep dish pie shell brushed with melted butter, marsala wine and cinnamon







Tips



  • Use only whole milk ricotta cheese
  • Only use sweetened condensed milk not evaporated milk
  • Cook the pie on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for spillovers
  • Only use a deep dish pie shell at least 2 inches deep
  • Cook the pie until middle is puffed in center and not sunken in
  • Check center using the toothpick method
  • Cool completely and refrigerate before serving
  • Store leftover pie in the refrigerator






this is the batter for a cannoli pie filling






Ingredients You Will Need



  • whole milk ricotta cheese
  • mini chocolate chips
  • eggs
  • flour
  • butter
  • vanilla
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • deep-dish pie crust
  • whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • marsala wine secret ingredient
  • cinnamon
  • fresh fruits, chopped pistachios are optional for toppings






these are a photo of all the ingredients on how to make a cannoli pie








Try My Other Favorite Desserts



Original Cannoli


Cannoli Tarts


Cannoli Mousse


Cannoli Ice Cream


Cannoli CupCakes


Cannoli French Toast


Chocolate Dream Cannoli Cake






this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.








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this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.







this is cannoli filling pouring into a pie shell before baking







A Favorite Pie




This cannoli pie is so easy to make, you won't want to wait for a special occasion or holiday to make it!



Simple ingredients, it's quick to whip up in no time and you have an elegant, decadent dessert for your cannoli lovers on your table!



The taste of this pie is outstanding in flavors and you will be over the top happy with the results with your first bite!



Let me know how you like the results and leave me a comment, pretty please!!






this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.







FIRST RECIPE



No-Bake Cannoli Pie Recipe



1 package (4 ounces) store-bought cannoli shells or you can use ice cream sugar cones
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter


Cannoli No-Bake Filling:


2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Chopped pistachios

Pulse cannoli shells or sugar cones in a food processor until coarse crumbs form.
Add graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter to the processor and pulse until it holds together.
Place the crumb mixture into a deep dish greased pie plate or round casserole dish.

Refrigerate until firm.

Blend with an electric mixer, cream cheese, powdered sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon. Beat in ricotta cheese and extracts.

Stir in chocolate chips. Pile into the crust. Refrigerate for around until set around 4 hours. Garnish with chopped pistachios.










this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.

Best Cannoli Pie

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If you love cannoli, you are truly in for the easiest treat of your life with this pie! It shouts all the flavors or ricotta, Marsala wine, flaky pastry and oh so good. You have to try this to believe it isn't the famous Italian dessert cannoli pastry from a bakery.

ingredients:

  • 1 -  9- inch deep dish pie crust my recipe, store bought or your own family recipe 
  • cinnamon enough to sprinkle the bottom of pie shell
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter mixed with
  • 1 tablespoon Marsala wine
  • Filling :
  • 3 extra large eggs
  • 15 ounces of whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 - 14 ounces can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup of miniature semisweet chocolate chips  and more  for a garnish 
  • 2 teaspoons flour 
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup Whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon or more to the taste of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional Garnish:
  • Sliced strawberries, chopped pistachios, hot fudge sauce or whole cherries

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the pie crust from the link provided, store bought crust or your own.
  3. I like to use a glass baking dish that is at least two inches deep and 9 or 10 inches.
  4. Spray with cooking oil, add the crust.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon evenly and set aside.
  6. Before adding the filling, brush with melted butter and the Marsala wine.
  7. Filling:
  8. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs ricotta and vanilla until evenly combined.
  9. Stir in the condensed milk, blending then add the semi-sweet mini chips with flour and stir until thoroughly blended.
  10. Brush the pie crust with the melted butter and Marsala wine mixture.
  11. Pour the filling into the crust.
  12. Bake until the middle is set around 55 to 60 minutes.
  13. Cool completely. Chill until ready to serve.
  14. Whip the cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  15. Refrigerator until ready to serve this pie.
  16. Serving suggestions:
  17. Top with whipped cream on a slice, drizzle hot fudge sauce, chopped pistachios whole or sliced strawberries or a maraschino cherry. 
  18.  Leave plain and dust with powdered sugar. 
  19. We like this pie just topped with whipped cream and a few mini chips on top.
Calories
288
Fat (grams)
18
Sat. Fat (grams)
7
Carbs (grams)
14
Net carbs
12
Sugar (grams)
8
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this is a photo of the best cannoli pie baked in the oven in a glass deep dish pie plate. It is on a wooden grey board and there is also a slice of pie on a pretty floral plate.









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10 comments

  1. What a fantastic dessert! Thanks for all the marvelous tips---I can't wait to give your cannoli pie a try!!

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  2. Being Italian, I grew up on cannoli but have never had cannoli pie. Sounds fantastic!

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  3. Oh my, this looks super creamy and fluffy. Complete Awesome Sauce!

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  4. I love a good cannoli and your pie sounds great.

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  5. I love the idea of a cannoli pie! Sounds and looks absolutely delicious and unique!

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  6. I love cannoli, but I've never tried cannoli pie! I'm off to Italy again this summer, so I'm sure I'll try it there!

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  7. I have never had a Cannoli pie and love the idea! The pie looks luscious and so inviting.

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  8. This looks amazing Claudia! I love cannoli and in a pie form, mmmm!
    How have you been? Stop by sometime and don't be a stranger!
    Happy spring my friend!

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  9. I can't believe how easy this pie is to prepare! I don't think I had tried a cannolie pie in the past.

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  10. Oh my! This pie looks incredible. I love cannoli and now I'm super excited to make this pie. Thanks so much for this recipe!!

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