Cannoli Cheesecake

"This cheesecake was very easy to make and if your like me, the more cannolis I could eat, the why not try a cheesecake that taste just like a cannoli. This recipe I obtained from the WOMANS WORLD MAGAZINE (April, 2004)"
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Ready In:
2hrs 40mins
1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 375* Coat a 9x3'' springform pan with cooking spray.
  • Bake almonds on an ungreased baking sheet until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes; remove from pan and cool.
  • CRUST: Knead flour into cookie dough until just combined; knead in almonds.
  • Using measuring cup press dough onto bottom of the pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until browned.
  • Cool on rack and reduce oven temperature.
  • to 325* CHEESECAKE: Meanwhile, line colander with paper towels; place on plate.
  • Place ricotta cheese in colander on towels and dry slightly for 15 minutes.
  • In microwave safe bowl combine raisins and amaretto.
  • Microwave on High for 30-45 seconds until hot; let stand to plump.
  • At medium high speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add eggs and ricotta cheese; beat until blended, 2-3 minutes.
  • Batter will be thin.
  • Add sour cream, flour, vanilla and salt; beat 1 minute.
  • Stir in chips and reserved raisins with amaretto.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until browned around edge and center jiggles slightly when pan is shaken slightly.
  • Cool completely on rack.
  • Run knife around edge of cake to loosen.
  • Cover;refrigerate 8 hours.
  • TOPPING: At medium-high speed beat cream and sugar until soft peaks form.
  • If desired, transfer 1 cup whipped cream to pasty bag fitted with large rosette tip.
  • Spread cake top with remaining whipped cream.
  • Pipe cream around top edge of cake or mound with spoon.
  • Garnish with chips and almonds if you prefer.

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  1. FilmFreak933
    This was delicious! The next time I make it, I will use a 10" pan, as I had too much batter to fit the 9", and it took longer than 15 min. to get the whey out of the ricotta. Other than that, I followed it and it was perfect. It really does taste just like a cannoli. Everyone absolutely loved it.
  2. mandabears
    I love cannolis and I love cheesecake and I love this recipe. It was not hard to make and was spectacular at a dinner party we went to. Everyone was loving it. I did use low fat cream cheese, sour cream and ricotta and no one even suspected the switch.



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