Autumn Cannoli’s

Autumn Cannoli’s

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Filling Ingredients

  • 1 C whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1½ C Kabocha squash, cooked and mashed
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Shell Ingredients:

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 C Crisco vegetable shortening
  • 8 T cold water
  • 1 T white vinegar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar, for dusting

Filling Directions

  1. Combine ricotta, squash, and cream cheese. Blend until smooth. Add Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Drain mixture over strainer or cheesecloth for 30-45 minutes.

Shell Directions:

  1. Sift together flour, salt, and cinnamon. Blend in shortening with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together cold water, vinegar and 1 whole egg. Gradually blend the liquid into the crumb mixture with pastry blender, then give a quick knead with hands until dough is smooth.
  3. Place dough on a square of plastic wrap, cover and let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  5. Remove dough, and roll onto floured surface until 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch circle cookie cutter, cut dough and roll until it takes an oval shape, between 1/8- inch to 1/16-inch. Wrap dough ovals around cannoli tubes, brushing edges with egg white to seal.
  6. Bake in oven 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the ovals or until golden brown.
  7. Let ovals cool before gently removing tubes. Blend ricotta mixture again to ensure smoothness, and place mixture into pastry bag or plastic zip bag with the tip snipped off. Inject ricotta mixture into each shell and dust with Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar. Serve immediately and enjoy!
 
 
 

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