clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Easy Cannoli Cups Dessert Recipe

Easy Cannoli Cups Dessert Recipe

  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela
  • Yield: 6 cannoli cups 1x


This Easy Cannoli Cups dessert recipe is a simple, yet elegant, dessert from the American Diabetes Association cookbook. The Stress Free Diabetes Kitchen by Barbara Seelig-Brown. Each Cannoli Cups has less than 100 calories and is perfect for anyone that wants a healthier dessert


  • 4 inch sheets phyllo (14 × 9-,)
  • 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.


NOTE: If you prefer to not use the orange flavored liquor, you may substitute 1 teaspoon unsweetened frozen orange juice concentrate (that has been thawed) for the 1 teaspoon orange flavored liquor . Please note that this will change the nutritional data and will result in a slightly different flavor.

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
Sodium130 mg
Potassium 95 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 6 g
Phosphorus 95 mg

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 4

Keywords: 9 ingredients, healthy recipe, orange liquor, ricotta cheese, chocolate, cinnamon,

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes