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Quick and Easy Cannoli Cream Pie Recipe

Updated on July 11, 2013

Cannoli Cream Pie

First, the story behind the pie

I can't take credit for inventing this recipe but I will take credit for sharing it. A while back I went to one of my favorite local Italian restaurants. My friend Joe happens to be the owner of this fine establishment. I hadn't seen him in a while so I asked the waitress to ask him to come over to my table so I could say hello. He came over, we hugged and caught up on life. We both work a lot of hours and other than our kids attending college, not a whole lot had changed since the last time we met. After finishing my dinner the waitress brought over a complimentary slice of pie. The first thing that popped into my head was Oh My Goodness...I just ate enough for two people, where am I going to put this? I mustered up every ounce of energy I had and took a bite of this Cannoli Cream Pie sent down from the Gods. It was rich and creamy and sweet and smooth and Oh My God DELICIOUS!

Joe came back over to my table and I told him he didn't have to do that but I'm glad he did. He smiled and told me that a lot of his customers tell him "They love his cannoli cream and wish they could have it all the time." Then he rattled off the recipe without even thinking about it and I REMEMBERED EVERY DETAIL.

With that said I would like to Thank you Joe for making life a little bit better. After tasting this Cannoli Cream pie I hope you agree.

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Cool Whip
Cool Whip
Cool Whip

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust, Grahm Cracker or Traditional
  • 8 oz. Melting Chocolate, Coarsely Chopped
  • 1 oz Vegetable Oil
  • 4 cups Cannoli Cream
  • 2 oz. Sliced Almonds
  • 1 8oz. container Cool Whip
  • 1 glass Wine, Your Favorite

Tools you will need

Refrigerator

Oven or Toaster oven

Measuring Cup

Spoon

Pastry Brush or Barbecue Brush

Cookie sheet

Oven Mitt

Fork

Optional Tools

Pastry Bag

Star Pastry Tube

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Chocolate Coated Pie Crust.Cannoli Cream.Cool Whip in pastry bag.Sliced almonds on top. Drizzle Chocolate with brush.Enjoy!
Chocolate Coated Pie Crust.
Chocolate Coated Pie Crust.
Cannoli Cream.
Cannoli Cream.
Cool Whip in pastry bag.
Cool Whip in pastry bag.
Sliced almonds on top.
Sliced almonds on top.
Drizzle Chocolate with brush.
Drizzle Chocolate with brush.
Enjoy!
Enjoy!

All Ratings (Good or bad) are greatly Appreciated.

4.3 stars from 4 ratings of Quick and Easy Cannoli Cream Pie

Instructions

  1. Open a bottle of your favorite red wine and pour it into a decanter.
  2. Now pour a glass for yourself and anyone that might be helping you.
  3. Take 1 sip of wine and set it aside.
  4. You can use a pre-made store bought pie crust or you can make your own. In this recipe I used a store bought Graham Cracker Pie crust. Take the plastic cover off the pie crust.
  5. Place 8 ounces of chopped chocolate bars into a microwave safe measuring cup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is soft enough to stir. Add the vegetable oil and stir until the oil is no longer visible.
  6. Using a pastry brush or barbeque brush to coat the inside of the pie crust. Be sure to get the sides also. In addition to adding flavor, the chocolate will keep the pie crust from getting soggy.
  7. Place pie in freezer for 8 to 10 minutes until chocolate is dry.
  8. Take a sip of wine.
  9. While the chocolate is drying place the sliced almonds on a cookie sheet and toast until light brown. Toasting of the almonds brings out more of the flavor. Be careful when toasting the sliced almonds because if you turn your back for a minute they can burn. I use a toaster oven and peek in on them often. Also have an oven mitt and plate handy.
  10. As soon as the sliced almonds start to turn brown, remove them from the oven and carefully dump them on a plate. If left on the cookie sheet they will continue to toast and might even burn.
  11. By the time the almonds are out of the oven the chocolate on the pie crust should be dry. Remove the pie crust from the freezer and place on working surface.
  12. Gently spread the cannoli cream into the pie crust until it looks even.
  13. Place a star pastry tube into the pastry bag then add Cool Whip into the bag. Top the cannoli cream any way you like. Chances are if you have a pastry bag and star tube you know how to use it. If you don't have a pastry bag or star tube you can top the cannoli cream with Cool Whip using a spoon and spreading it evenly. Don't be too critical on how it looks because the taste will more than make up for any imperfections.
  14. Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top of the pie.
  15. Drizzle some left over chocolate on the pie and there you have it!
  16. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  17. Take a sip of wine.
  18. Enjoy!

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    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Au fait, you are absolutely right when it comes to home made pie crust! Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Well, whether you take the plastic wrapper off the prepared crust or not, won't make much difference in the taste will it? Sorry, I can't abide those prepared crusts, graham cracker or pastry. Making your own from scratch is so easy and they're a thousand times better, but otherwise your recipe sounds intriguing. If Jamie Brock tried it and blessed it, then I'm for it too, and willing to give it a try -- with my own homemade crust of course. ;) Jamie is surly one of the most creative people on this planet.

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      You're welcome glassvisage. Thank you for commenting and I hope you like it!

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      glassvisage 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      WOW! I've never heard of this before, but I think it may be my next kitchen creation. This sounds fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing :)

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Thanks Steph! Let me know how it turns out and thank you for Rate up and share!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Quick and easy sounds wonderful! Love the taste of cannolis, so we will try this cream pie this weekend! Rated up and shared. Best, Steph

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Awesome Jamie! I'm glad you liked it and thanks for sharing your experience with me!

    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 

      5 years ago from Texas

      The pie was awesome! Instead of doing the toasted almonds, I just used mini chocolate chips and sprinkled them around on the top. I couldn't find the sliced almonds at the store, though I know they surely have them. The store is still new to me so I'm still learning where everything is. Also, I think I used too much chocolate on the crust... it was a bit hard to cut after it cooled for a while but other than that, the pie was delicious.. my husband LOVED it! I told him, now this is an Italian dessert so it may be a bit different... but it was great. I'm planning on making another one soon, maybe for Thanksgiving :) Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Awesome Jamie! I can't wait to hear how it turned out!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Jamie Brock 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I actually looked up a recipe for Cannoli cream, ran out to the store and bought the stuff for the cream and your pie.. I've made it and it's chilling in the fridge... will let you know soon how it turned out!

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      Jamie Brock 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I've always wanted to try cannoli.. I watch the Real Housewives of New Jersey and I'm always hearing about it! It sounds yummy and the pie seems easy enough. I wonder if they sell Cannoli cream here in Texas? Thank you for sharing this :)

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Thank you Myz! I hope you like it!

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      IAmForbidden 

      5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      This sounds very delicious! the recipe is new to me but i think this is great!

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Hello ElleBee and thanks for stopping by. You might able to buy cannoli cream at a local Italian bakery. Please let me know how the pie turns out and how you liked it.

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      ElleBee 

      5 years ago

      This looks amazing! I loe canolis and I will definitely have to try this. I didn't know you could buy cannoli cream pre-made, I tried making canolis once and made the cream myself. It didn't come out very well. so hopefully I'll have better luck with this.

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Shiningirisheyes, Thank you stopping by and leaving a comment. We do have to compare recipes! Please let me know how it turns out!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Well - true to form, as I was checking out your profile page my eyes settled on the wine.....and then found the recipe for this CANNOLI PIE!!! I love writing and the outdoors but also spend many hours baking, cooking and anything else to do with food. My favorite dessert are Cannoli's.

      I have printed this out and will be attempting to create it. I guess when I'm finished I'll have to eat it. It's a tough job but someone has to step up to the "plate."

      I will do my best to follow the all-important wine sipping instructions scattered throughout the recipe. It's such a coincidence as most of my recipes call for this extremely important ingredient as well.

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Thank you Denis. If you get a chance to make it please let me know how much you like it.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! Awesome -- being part Italian I love anything along these lines. It has a few steps to it, but I think it would be manageable. Rated 5 stars and Up/A will share

    • TycoonSam profile imageAUTHOR

      TycoonSam 

      5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Thank you alocsin. I hope your "family cook" makes this for you and you enjoy it as much as I did.

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      alocsin 

      5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I have never heard of this but it sound delicious. Sounds too complex for me to try, but fortunately, I can give this recipe to the family cook. Voting this Up and Useful.

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