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Citrus Ricotta Cannoli

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For cannoli shells
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted and cooled
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unbleached flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For citrus ricotta filling
  Non fat ricotta cheese 15 Ounce (1 Container)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 2 Teaspoon
  Grated lime rind 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Bittersweet chocolate 1 Ounce, finely chopped

To make the cannoli shells: In a large bowl, blend the butter and sugar.
Add the egg whites, almond extract and vanilla; beat to combine.
Stir in the flour.Coat 2 baking sheets with no-stick spray.
Place 3 mounds of batter (1 tablespoon each) on each sheet; spread each mound into a very thin 4" circle.
Bake at 375° for 6 to 8 minutes, or until set.
Using a spatula, gently lift the cannoli off and wrap around thick dowels, a clean broom handle or cannoli molds; cool, then slide off the molds.
Repeat until the remaining batter is used up.
To make the citrus ricotta filling: In a medium bowl, use an electric beater to whip the ricotta with the sugar, orange rind, lemon rind, lime rind and vanilla.
Stir in the chocolate.
To assemble, spoon the filling into the cannoli shells.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1465 Calories from Fat 291

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g51.5%

Saturated Fat 20.5 g102.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%

Sodium 527.5 mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 212 g70.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.3%

Sugars 162.5 g

Protein 83 g166%

Vitamin A 58.6% Vitamin C 66.2%

Calcium 429.1% Iron 18.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Citrus Ricotta Cannoli Recipe