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Cannoli Cups


Cannoli Cups

Serves: 6
Serving Size: 1/6 recipe

Here is a great alternative to the higher fat Cannoli with its fried shell.


4 sheets (14 x 9-inch) phyllo
olive oil spray
1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier, or any orange flavored liquor
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Confectioner’s sugar
1/4-ounce piece of chocolate
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (such as pistachio or walnuts)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Lay one sheet of phyllo on parchment-lined cutting board. Spray with olive oil spray. Repeat with all four sheets. Cut into six equal size squares. Place each square in a muffin or cupcake pan. Bake 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Mix remaining ingredients together. Just before serving, fill each of the Phyllo cups with equal portions of the cheese mixture. Garnish with shaved chocolate and crushed nuts.

Cook’s Tip:

-Use a fine cheese grater for the chocolate. This will make the chocolate go further and taste like more.

-Phyllo dough is available frozen and should be defrosted in the refrigerator for several hours, not in the microwave as it will become gummy.


1/2 Carbohydrate
1 Lean Meat
1/2 Fat
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 35
Total Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 130 mg
Potassium 95 mg
Total carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 6 g
Phosphorus 95 mg

Copyright © 2012 by the American Diabetes Association. From The Stress-Free Diabetes Kitchen. Reprinted with permission from the American Diabetes Association. Photography: Renée Comet. To order this book call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at http://store.diabetes.org

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