Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Cannoli Cones

About a month ago, I spotted this recipe for pumpkin filled cannoli cones and right away I knew I HAD to make them. I love any and all things pumpkin (as you all should know by now), and cannolis are one of my many favorite desserts. The thought of the two of them together in something that looked a bit more simple than your typical cannoli shell, and I was more than sold. One of my dear friends Lara, was also eager to make them, and so we decided we were going to make them together, and that is exactly what we did.  

Pumpkin Cannoli Cones 
(recipe adapted from here, makes 8)

- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese (We used Sorrento's part skim)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 (small) sugar cones 
- 2 large handfuls of chocolate chips, separated

1. In a medium-sized bowl (or Kitchenaid mixer), whip heavy whipping cream. 
2. Set aside the whip cream, and in a large bowl mix the pumpkin, ricotta, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla all together. Whip for 1 minute. 
3. Carefully fold in the whipped cream with your pumpkin mixture. 
4. Once all of the ingredients are mixed together, add your first handful of chocolate chips to the bowl and gently stir in.
5. Place the pumpkin + chocolate chip mixture into a large ziploc bag. Seal the bag, twist, and cut a hole (big enough to pipe the mixture into the sugar cones) at the bottom. 
6. Fill the sugar cones with the mixture, top with your second handful of chocolate chips and serve. 

These came out SO good and were a hit with all of the girls on Friday night. Such an easy treat that tastes like you were slaving all day. Gotta love that! 

*Additional recommendation: From whipping all of the ingredients, the whipping cream and ricotta become a little warmer than their typical temperature. It would be a good idea to put the mixture in the fridge for 15-20 minutes or so before piping it into the sugar cones. That's the only thing Lara and I both agreed we would change. Enjoy!


Lara {simply irresistible} said...

I wish I had one right now.. really badly!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

These look incredible! What a delicious dessert!

L.A. in the bay said...

oh my goodness you girls are amazing! these look delicious!

Taylor said...

I want ANOTHER!!!!!!!!!! They were so good, and it took you no time to make them!

Bestie said...

yum!!! perfect to make on a crazy windy dreary day like today!!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

omg i want to try these! they look SO good!

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