Heaven on a Plate – Cannoli Cream Puff Recipe

Cannoli Cream Puffs

Cannolis are delicious. Cream Puffs are delicious. Put the two together and you end up with something unbelievably delicious.  There are many areas of the world, where you cannot get a cannoli, but you should be able to make these no matter where you live.

Cannoli Cream Puffs


Pastry Puffs:

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. salt (reduce to 1/4 tsp.if using salted butter)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 large eggs

Cannoli Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk ricotta (I wouldn’t try the low-fat here)

  • 1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese

  • 1/2 cup icing (confectioners) sugar (or a bit more or less, depending on how sweet you like it)

  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

  • (Variations: replace cinnamon with grated orange or lemon zest or sprinkle chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips over filling. A drizzle of melted chocolate over the top is also a nice variation)


  • Icing (confectioners) sugar

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Cannoli Cream Puffs

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