All month I’ve been posting recipes from Sicily. As my last post for this region, I wanted to end with something sweet. How could I not include the most popular sweet in all of Sicily….Cannoli. Since cannoli are so popular, there are probably a zillon recipes floating around in cyber space, so I decided to make another type of cannoli….cannoli cheesecake.
Although you probably won’t find cannoli cheesecake in all of Sicily, it does have all the flavors of the popular Sicilian treat.
It’s creamy, citrusy, crunchy & a hint of chocolate. This cake is PERFECTION.
For this recipe I mixed cream cheese & ricotta cheese, along with orange zest & mini chocolate chips for the cake. As for the crust, I used crushed cannoli shells as the base, which gave the cheesecake a real cannoli taste. I finished it off by sprinkling some chopped pistachios on top. This is by far my favorite cheesecake! I think even Sicilians would love this.
Cannoli cheesecake, Sicilian? perhaps not…delicious definitely!
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