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Pumpkin Cannoli Dip

Pumpkin meets my favourite Italian dessert on this Pumpkin Cannoli Dip 


The place to search out one of the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia isn’t the one meals subject which we locals have a robust opinion about (for the file, it’s Jim’s Steaks for me.)

Should you’re from South Philly or reside close to by and have any Italian blood in your loved ones lineage, you in all probability have a choice on the place to get cannoli – the fried dough pastry stuffed with sweetened ricotta.

In our household, it’s Isgro Pastries (or Potito’s Bakery for a detailed second.) For our wedding ceremony reception, we had mini cannoli from Isgro’s introduced in and I could or might not have gone on a “eat cannoli each single day” binge throughout our honeymoon in Sicily.

True be instructed, my favourite a part of the cannoli is the tremendous clean and candy ricotta filling. I assumed again to a cannoli dessert dip that my cousin dropped at my child bathe years in the past. It was served with damaged items of cannoli shell – an excellent manner for the bakery to make use of up their shell mishaps.

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I didn’t even wish to try to recreate the deep fried shells so I pieced collectively a recipe for baked cannoli shells. And on this recipe, the shells don’t must be fashioned in any respect — as a result of actually, what’s the purpose when you’re simply going to interrupt them up?

On the final minute, I added pumpkin to the ricotta stuffing for colour, vitamin and seasonality (since my pumpkin ban is over – I refused to make use of it earlier than the official begin of fall this yr. Pumpkin pancakes in August?? Simply no.)

So, whereas the ultimate outcome in all probability gained’t put Isgro’s out of enterprise, I now have a brand new fall/Halloween get together dip within the recipe rotation.




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 34 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg white
  • cinnamon and sugar for dusting
  • 1 (15 oz) container part-skim ricotta, drained
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon floor nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. In a stand mixer or massive bowl, combine collectively flour, butter, 2 Tbsp sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons water, vinegar and egg white; combine till dough kinds (add one other tablespoon water if wanted.)
  3. Kind the dough right into a ball form. Chill in fridge for a minimum of half-hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 levels Fahrenheit.
  5. On a floured floor, roll dough out right into a rectangle – in regards to the dimension of a big cookie sheet (about ¼-inch thickness.)
  6. Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray and switch dough to sheet.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or till dough turns golden brown. Take away from oven and funky on rack.
  8. Whereas dough is cooling, make the dip. In a medium sized serving bowl, combine collectively ricotta, pumpkin, 1/3 cup sugar, mascarpone, orange zest and nutmeg. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  9. Sprinkle cooked dough with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar (if utilizing cinnamon sugar, coat dough with cooking spray first.)
  10. Break into items (roughly 1½ – 2 inches lengthy) and serve with dip.

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