Homemade Cannoli Pie, another video recipe I found on Facebook and just had to try. I am relatively new to the cannoli world but true confession they are yummy so finding an easy adaptation was like a bonus for me. My secret ingredient, wait for it Smooth lemon zest cottage cheese.Quite the shocker, right? Try this instead of ricotta, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Cannoli Pie Recipe with a twist
Got a bit of a secret though, cannoli calls for Ricotta cheese and this recipe called for Ricotta and lemon zest but I like to shake things up a bit so I tried something new Gay Lea lemon zest cottage cheese. WTH right…. cottage cheese. It’s already blended and has the perfect consistency. Plus it saves time, two ingredients combined into one already.
Recipes using Cottage Cheese
I use cottage cheese a lot in my lasagna and once I even used it in a cheesecake but I was leary of messing with the smooth cannoli recipe. Stumbling upon the Gay Lea smooth citrus ( and they even have a salted caramel) cottage cheese at the Superstore was a bonus. So I thought this might be an interesting twist. It was. Too funny that I could never eat cottage cheese on its own but I love cooking with it. The pie was a huge hit.
a quick and easy summer dessert
• Blend everything together
• Pour into crust
garnish with waffle cone or cannoli shells and chocolate chips
refrigerate for 3 hours
Got a bit of a secret though, cannoli calls for Riccota cheese and this recipe called for Ricotta and lemon zest but I like to shake things up a bit so I tried something new Gay Lea lemon zest cottage cheese. I know WTH right.... cottage cheese.