Thursday, May 12, 2016

No Bake Cannoli Cheesecake


No Bake Cannoli Cheesecake | Cooking on the Front Burner
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Holy, moly, it's a cannoli (pie)!  You're in luck today with our #12 blogger group and some wonderful no-bake desserts!  I'm sharing this No Bake Mini Cannoli Cheesecake!  I was so excited with the pick this month.  Aren't we all looking for some desserts that are easy to make and don't require heating up the kitchen?  YES we are!  You'll see that the gals have really outdone themselves this month - be prepared to drool!

I can't remember the first time I had a cannoli but I think it might have been in Little Italy in New York City.  I loved the crunchy shell, the creamy filling with chocolate chips and the texture combination. They aren't too sweet but really satisfy the sweet tooth.  They are a great way to end a dinner or enjoy as a snack.  And the other person in the house - the DIY Guy - loves cannolis as well.  If we are out at an Italian restaurant, he will 9 times out of 10 order one (or two) for dessert along with an espresso coffee.  But I have to admit, I've never attempted to make them.  Maybe it's the shells that intimidate me because it's not the filling, that is super easy to make.

When I decided to make these mini cheesecakes, I knew for sure I wasn't going to make shells to just crush them up so I went to our local supermarket that normally has e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  I started to panic when I couldn't find them so on a whim I went to bakery counter to ask where they were.  I was expecting, no we don't carry them but lo and behold he asked how many I wanted and I walked away with my shells - I guess the saying is true "there is a helpful smile in every aisle!" (this probably won't make sense to non-midwesterners)

I also ended up with a bit of filling leftover and you know what?   It goes perfectly with chocolate graham crackers!  Keep that in mind when you just want a super easy treat.


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No Bake Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli cheesecake is a super easy no-bake dessert.  Keep the heat off!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 195 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 cannoli shells ground fine
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 15 oz. whole milk ricotta
  • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup chopped pistachios
  • Whipped cream (or cool whip)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl combine the ground shells and the melted butter; mix well and then divide between (4) 4" mini tart pans with removable bottoms, pressing firm in bottom and on sides - freeze about 30 minutes
  2. In a medium bowl cream the mascarpone with the ricotta cheese then add in the vanilla and powdered sugar mixing well
  3. Stir in by hand the chocolate chips.
  4. Carefully fill the tart pans to top with a spoon and spatula
  5. Decorate edges with whipped cream or cool whip and sprinkle with nuts
  6. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
  7. Remove from pans
  8. NOTE: if you use whipped cream in a can, place on tarts just before eating.
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Cannoli cheesecake is a super easy no-bake dessert.  Keep the heat off!

25 comments:

  1. THese little cannoli cheesecakes look delicious. They are the perfect size to serve after dinner with coffee.

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  2. Your direction step 2 says powdered cheese, I think you meant sugar? LOL!! Looks yummy and I will definitely try this recipe.

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  3. Never heard of a cannoli cheesecake, but it sounds yummy. And I'm always a fan of no bake!

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  4. Oh my I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party!!

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  5. wow its amazing, i love it so much(cannoli cheesecake) i should try it to my family he will love it, thank you for wonderful recipe

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  6. Such a creative idea! Looks delicious!

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  7. Three years ago I lived in this little house in the middle of nowhere and about 10 minutes away was a restaurant with the best cannolis I have ever tasted. Can't wait to try this recipe to take me back there!

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  8. This sounds awesome! And I love the addition of the pistachios!

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  9. I love everything cannoli flavored and have a couple of recipes on my blog, but have never tried it as a no-bake cheesecake! This is going on my must try list!

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  10. Well, holy moly, this looks oh, so lish! Pinned, and looking forward to making this cheesecake pastry soon!

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  11. I ate a cannoli every day I was in Italy last month, and now I'm dreaming about this cheesecake!!

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  12. Wow, these look good! I've never cooked with mascarpone but I'll have to try. Visiting from Creative Ways party.

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  13. Wow, these look so yummy. Can't wait to try these. I love cannoli.
    Pinning,
    Bev

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  14. I love cannoli, I love cheesecake, and I love anything that doesn't have to be baked! Looks yummy! Pinned!

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  15. This looks absolutely scrumptious and is the perfect ending to my Italian feast this weekend! Pinned.

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  16. No bake cheesecakes are my saver! As not much of a baker...I am all about no bake desserts ;)

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  17. I have made cannoli dip before, substituting cream cheese for the ricotta cheese because I am not fond of the gritty texture, and it was a huge hit at gatherings. I will have to try this as well, but again with the substitution. I find that the ricotta tends to stay gritty, no matter how much I try to cream it and it ruins the texture for me. I love this idea though, because the dip was already reminiscent of cheesecake. It tasted so good! I will try this with the cream cheese and see how it turns out. :D

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  18. This recipe sounds great - I'd really like to try it. Can it be made in a different type of a pan?

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  19. Yes.... I bet you could make it in a pie plate. Press the crumbs in the pie plate and then put the filling in.

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