Pistachio and Cherry Cannoli Cups
 
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A healthy spin to the traditional cannolis, made with a flaky phyllo dough and filled with a light, fluffy cherry and almond ricotta cheese mixture.
Serves: 12 Cannoli Cups
Ingredients
  • To make Cups:
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough
  • cooking spray
  • To make Cannoli filling:
  • 1¾ cup fat free ricotta cheese
  • 8 tbsp. Mascarpone Cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. almond extract or vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice (from the jar of cherries)
  • 2 tsp. pistachios, finely chopped
  • 12 maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. To make phyllo dough cups
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Spray a standard muffin pan with cooking spray; set a side.
  4. Layer 3 fillo sheets, lightly spraying each sheet with cooking spray. Cut into 8 equal squares to form Phyllo stack (8 squares with 3 sheets of Phyllo Dough). Place cut squares in the standard muffin pan. Carefully push fillo into pan, pressing firmly against bottom and sides.
  5. Repeat process 1 more time with remaining 3 sheets to make 12 tarts (you'll have some dough leftover).
  6. Bake empty fillo tarts in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove fillo tarts from pans.
  7. To make Cannoli filling:
  8. In a stand mixer add the paddle attachment, add ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese and blend until light and fluffy, about 2 - 3 minutes. Add sugar, almond extract and maraschino cherry juice. Mix until incorporated and filling is light and fluffy, about 7 minutes total time.
  9. Add cannoli filling to phyllo cups and sprinkle with pistachios and top with a cherry.
  10. Note: Fill the cups with cannoli mix when ready to use, otherwise the cups will get soggy. Store cups in a sealed container at room temperature.
Notes
Calorie per cup including toppings: 130, Fat: 5, Cholesterol: 22, Sodium: 99, Potassium: 7, Crabs: 14, Fiber: .03, Sugar: 8.3, Protein: 5.1

Please note calories are less than given do to the fact I had leftover ingredients:
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Cannoli Cup
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/04/14/pistachio-and-cherry-cannoli-cups-sundaysupper/