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Best Cannoli Pie Recipe. The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

Best Cannoli Pie Recipe

The popular Italian dessert — the famous Cannoli — but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

I just had to sneak in one more pie recipe for Thanksgiving 2021! This is inspired by our recent trip to Boston, Massachusetts this Fall. We spent the night in the North End of Boston which is lined with charming Italian restaurants and bakeries. The most famous bakeries in the area are Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry and they always have a long line.

Best Cannoli Pie Recipe The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

When we visited Mike’s Pastry, we asked what was the most popular item ordered at the bakery. She said that was an easy question and they were definitely known for their cannolis. Of course, we had to order at least 4 varieties to try them all. After trying them, I thought the flavors would make an amazing pie and I got to work in the kitchen!

I have to declare that we like this Cannoli Pie even better than a traditional cannoli. It is a cannoli but even better! 

Best Cannoli Pie Recipe The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

This Cannoli Pie is made with a cannoli filling with cream cheese, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, orange zest, vanilla, and cinnamon. It is poured into a homemade baked buttery pie crust or even a graham cracker crust. Then the filling is topped with chocolate ganache and refrigerated until firm. The pie is topped with a handcrafted sweetened whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. 

I love to garnish this Cannoli Pie with actual cannolis and you can find them in your local grocery store. 
I added mini chocolate chips to the ends of the cannolis and you can even dip them in melted chocolate. Also, you can top this pie with chopped pistachios for some extra crunch.

Best Cannoli Pie Recipe The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

 

When making this pie, I suggest using full-fat ingredients. I suggest buying whole milk ricotta cheese, full-fat cream cheese, and heavy cream. You want the filling to be thick and creamy and want the highest quality ingredients. 

I suggest using mini chocolate chips because you get a small amount of chocolate in every bite! You can find Nestle mini chocolate chips at your grocery store.

Best Cannoli Pie Recipe The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

 

One of the best parts of this Chocolate Chip Cannoli Pie is the chocolate ganache topping. It is so easy to make chocolate ganache. It is a mix of heavy cream and chocolate and I just place it in the microwave and it is done in 1-2 minutes. So easy and makes such a big different in this Italian Cannoli Pie!

We couldn’t stop eating this Cannoli Pie! I am so excited to take it to our huge Thanksgiving feast with the entire Driggs family. It is definitely the best cannoli pie recipe out there!

Best Cannoli Pie Recipe The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Cannoli Pie

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
The popular Italian dessert -- the famous Cannoli -- but made into a pie. A creamy sweet ricotta and cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips, topped with chocolate ganache, and freshly whipped cream.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
2 hours
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

Homemade Pie Crust:

  • Recipe in notes

Cannoli Pie Filling:

  • (2) 8-ounce pkgs. Cream Cheese (slightly softened)
  • 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract or Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Mini Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Garnish:

  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Cannolis
  • Pistachios

Instructions 

  • Blind bake pie crust according to recipe. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, orange zest, and cinnamon until smooth and light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • When pie crust is cooled, fill with cannoli filling and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours. If you want to expedite the process, place in the freezer for 45 minutes.

Chocolate Ganache:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate and heavy cream at 50% power for 45 seconds. Stir and repeat for 15-second increments until melted and smooth. Pour over chilled filling and spread out. Immediately place into the refrigerator to chill and set up. This will need to set up for 1-2 hours.

Whipped Cream:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe onto chilled pie. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. If so desired, top with bakery cannolis.

Notes

https://www.modernhoney.com/butter-flaky-pie-crust/
https://www.modernhoney.com/butter-flaky-pie-crust/

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Keyword: best cannoli pie, cannoli pie, chocolate chip cannoli pie
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  1. 5 stars
    Loved it and super easy!
    I added in 1TBSP of sugar to the filling so it didn’t taste too tarty.
    I used Marie calendar pie crust. The filling makes enough for 2 pies.
    I just bought whipped cream too to save a step.
    My question is, is it okay to freeze it to hold the whip cream? I made it a day ahead for Christmas.

  2. Can I make this a day ahead before I serve it, I’m having out of town guest tomorrow, and I’m sure they would love this.. please reply asap. Thank you

  3. 5 stars
    This is so, so delicious!! Because I do not have a Trader Joe’s near me to purchase the chocolate, I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. Next time I’m in proximation to a TJ’s, I will purchase the chocolate to use in this recipe. Thank you for all your experimenting and then sharing your recipes.