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Up until about 2 months ago, I never ate a cannoli. One night we ordered from a pizza place and they were on the menu, so i figured i would try one. OH MY GOODNESS!!! TO DIE FOR! Well that was that and never thought about them again, until this past week. My head has been screaming CANNOLI 24 hours a day. So, needless to say i went to the grocery store today and they were in the bakery for $3 each. I passed that by thinking i could make them cheaper. So I came to the zaar and chose this recipe. Well I spent part of the day making cannolis and decided instead of dinner to have 2 of them. This put me on a sugar high for half the night, so I went and laid down. Well I got up and did some things and I hear the screaming from the refrigerator again!!! I open it and of course its those damn cannolis again, yelling EAT ME! EAT ME! So I grabbed 2 more and decided, I better hurry and freeze the rest and put them in my basement freezer where there is less of a chance of me hearing them making such a ruckus! So I then sat down and ate them. I must be insane. I must have had 800-1000 cannoli calories today! Whats a girl to do? I am afraid I may be in TROUBLE!! Is there a hotline for cannoli addiction? HELP! By the way, this recipe was so great. Thank you for sharing it with us! Everything was perfect! I did garnish the ends with extra chocolate chips and omitted the wine and cherries and they were so great!

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KISS THE COOK February 13, 2008

Been a bakery owner a long time and found this recipe to be wonderfully easy and flaky. Best to use a canola oil and fresh at that. I mix the ingredients in a food processor and did have to add a bit more wine. Depends on the flour also.

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SarikaKisSzentem October 09, 2007

I made the filling only and used pizzelles as the cannoli shells. Everyone loved them. Keeping this recipe for the future. Thanks for posting

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ShortieNJ January 08, 2011

Great Recipe :D They turned out absolutely delicious!

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Izzardine May 21, 2010

Thanks Kim for this recipe. I have another way I made them, so I hope this suggestion is also read by others. When I rolled out the dough and then cut it into circles, I took my rolling pin to the piece I cut and flattened it out moreso, therefore bringing it paper thin like you suggested. I didn't have cannoli forms, so I went to TRUE VALUE HARDWARE and bought a dowel that was appropriate to the size of the cannoli I wanted to serve. I had the boy cut the wooden dowel into 6' pieces...all for $3.39!!! I wrapped the dough around the dowel piece and submerged it into the hot oil with a pair of tongs, keeping the overlapping areas tight together for about 25seconds. This way the ends adhered to one another and stayed true to form. I haven't stuffed them with the ricotta mixture as of yet, but I'm sure they'll be high on my list to make in the future. Thanks again for the recipe..

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Dee Fischer July 25, 2004

I loved your recipe, making the cannoli was so easy and delicious. I didnt had cannoli forms so I cutted aluminium foil, folded it in half and wrap it until it had the perfect width for the cannoli. It worked perfectly and didnt had to go anywhere else to buy the cannoli forms or anything similar. And to remove the shells it was easier because I just had to squeeze the foil and it turned smaller and easier to remove. thanks a lot for the recipe again!

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Anonymous April 22, 2015

Turned out perfect!!!

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Anonymous April 05, 2015

Thank you! I'm going to make these for a class party! Cant wait to try it out

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Frickle-Frackle November 20, 2013

This is not the recipe to use if you want them to taste like they do from a good Italian restaurant. There are a couple things missing like Marscapone

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missgemini February 09, 2013

Very easy to do....my best friend is Italian and I make these when ever I can....I also make them for christmas as well, and my family just goes ape over them!!!!!

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BearnCub August 17, 2012
Cannoli