2. Mini Cannoli Cream Cups
Now, I have loved cannolis since I was little, but I never realized just how easy they are to make. If you've been looking for a way to make bite-sized cannolis, this is it! This is one of the few easy to make mini desserts that ends up at every dinner party I throw!
Flour for dusting surface
1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts
3 tablespoons coarse natural sugar (Turbinado)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For Filling (If you want the cream to be extra thick see my tips below)
1 (15oz) container of whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for dusting finished cups
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl with an electric mixer combine all ingredients for the filling except the chocolate chips and mix well until creamy. Place the filling in a 1-gallon plastic storage bag and chill while you make the cups. Filling may seem thin but will firm up slightly when it’s refrigerated. For thicker cream see notes below.
Heat oven to 425°F. Unroll the piecrusts onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle the top of each crust with the natural sugar and the cinnamon. Lightly roll over it with a rolling pin so that sugar and cinnamon are pressed into the dough.