Cannoli Shells

READY IN: 1hr 43mins
Recipe by Dee514

This is the "old family recipe" that my grandmother used for making her delicious cannoli shells. My cannoli filling recipe is # 59710.

Top Review by crutzebeck

These were great - I used recipe #4139 with and without chocolate for the filling. Yummy! I used Barefoot Pinot Grigio and it added a real nice flavor. I didn't know what to use to shape it so my husband and I put our heads together. We ended up taking apart my wood rolling pin and used the handle. When you take that thing apart it has a long metal pin attached.Perfect for holding as your dipping in oil! It made perfectly shaped cannoli. Thanks so much for sharing - Love those old family recipes, they are the best

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, shortening, salt and sugar.
  2. Add enough wine to make a stiff but workable dough.
  3. Roll dough into a ball and let it stand for about 1 hour.
  4. Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Cut rolled dough into 5x5 inch squares.
  6. Place a cannoli tube across dough square on an angle (from top left corner to bottom right corner).
  7. Wrap one corner around the tube, then the other (which should overlap the first).
  8. Press together to seal seam.
  9. Fry in deep fat, one at a time, until deep golden brown.
  10. Carefully remove fried cannoli shell from tube.
  11. Cool completely before filling.
  12. ***Cannoli tubes are usually made from sheet aluminum and should be 8 inches long by 1 inch in diameter.

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