Cannoli Cream

Great filling for cannoli’s or any accompaniment to any dessert

  • Servings: 6
  • Cook Time: Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Main Ingredient: Ricotta Cheese


  • 1 15 oz. container reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup SugarTwin® STEVIA Granulated White
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (chopped)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder (for garnish)
  • 2 Tbsp. pistachios (chopped, for garnish)


set the ricotta cheese in a sieve set over a mixing bowl. Push the cheese through the strainer with a solid object such as a wooden spoon. Scrape any cheese from the outside of the sieve using a cake spatula, setting the excess back into the mix. Take the ricotta cheese and add all other ingredients, leaving out the cocoa and pistachios, until the cream is homogenized and creamy. Cover for 2-4 hours, topped with sprinklings of cocoa chopped pistachios, or stuff into cannoli shells for a traditional treat.