Monday, August 6, 2012

The Hit of the Reunion (Mini Cannoli's)

My parents hosted the family reunion for my mother's side this past weekend.  As usual I wanted to make something fun and exciting to bring to the party.  Even though I was told to just make some garlic bread I wanted to do something special.  And as you all know I'm obsessed with won-ton wrappers, so I went on a mission to find an appetizer I came across a dessert!  Hmmm even better!

I found this Easy Cannoli Cup recipe on  Gimme some Oven's site. These were so easy and I got rave reviews!!!  Click either link to take you to the original site I found the recipe.


Ingredients:

  • 1 package (16 oz.) wonton wrappers
  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)

Method:
In a bowl, slowly whisk 1 cup of the milk into the cornstarch until smooth.  Let sit about 20 minutes.
Transfer mixture into a sauce pan, and then add in the remaining milk and sugar. Heat on medium-low, stirring constantly until it is very thick and smooth (about 7-10 minutes).  Remove from heat.  Stir in the almond and vanilla extracts.  Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the filling to avoid “skin”, and let cool until the mixture reaches room temperature.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Then press 30-35 wonton wrappers (you can do this in multiple batches) into a mini baking cup pan to form the “cups”.  (Be sure that the corners do not fold in after the pan sits for a minute!)  Bake the cups for 10-15 minutes, or until the wrappers are golden brown.  Remove and let cool.
After the milk mixture has reached room temperature, whisk in the ricotta and cinnamon until smooth.  (You can also do this with an electric mixer on low.)  Use a pastry bag to pipe the mixture into the baked wonton cups, or use a spoon to scoop it in.  Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, then dust with powdered sugar.  Refrigerate, or serve immediately.

Lex Notes: I was out of almond extract so I skipped it, I did use the cinnamon.  I also used my mini cupcake pan so I made 48 total.  I think the mini were the perfect size.


Here is what you need:

It's the perfect dessert and is not too sweet and just the rite size!  I was shocked how fast they went!

8 comments:

  1. They look delicious! People love mini desserts

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  2. Mmmm, those look so yummy! I'm going to have to try & make them soon!

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  3. I need to try those. I've never had a cannoli of any kind!

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  4. oh yum!! how perfect!!! and perfect for a summer party..thanks for the recipe.
    I a your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  5. I think that's funny they wanted you to JUST bring garlic bread, considering you cook such wonderful things. Again, another delicious looking recipe!

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  6. Cannoli? I'm IN!!!!!
    Thanks!
    Blessings, Joanne

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