Cannoli Cheesecake


Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cheesecake
1 Hr 5 Min

Take your taste buds to a "Little Italy" bakery when you make our easy cannoli-inspired cheesecake. Every forkful of this creamy, rich Cannoli Cheesecake will earn you a thumbs up!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, chopped almonds, and melted butter; press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned; let cool. (Leave the oven on.)
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, combine ricotta cheese, yogurt, sugar, flour, almond extract, and orange zest until well combined; set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, with beater on medium speed, beat cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Stir in ricotta mixture and chocolate chips until well combined. Pour into pie crust.
  5. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, or until center is nearly set. Cool 30 to 45 minutes, then refrigerate overnight before serving.


If you're a fan of our Cannoli Cheesecake with cream cheese, you should check out our recipes for Cannoli Pie and Best Cannoli Dip too!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 450
  • Calories from Fat 206
  • Total Fat 23g 35 %
  • Saturated Fat 12g 62 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 13g 26 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 92mg 31 %
  • Sodium 331mg 14 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 50g 17 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3 %
  • Sugars 37g 0 %

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I noticed there are almonds in this cheesecake. Are they absolutely necessary? I am allergic to almonds.

Hi there! If you do not wish to make this recipe with almonds, you can eliminate them from this recipe. You will need to increase the amount of graham cracker crumbs by 1/2 cup. Enjoy!

Can I make this ahead and freeze it?

Absolutely love cannoli, so when I saw this recipe, I thought I must try it. Very good. I didn't have and orange for the zest, but didn't miss it. Very good. Did increase the graham cracker crust amount as what the receipe called for seemed to be very thin. Will definitely make it again.

I never thought I was a very good cook or baker until I read some of the questions on here and then I realized, I am a "Sweet Genius".

Just one person's opinion here, but I trudy, oops, truly hope I never have the misfortune to meet several specific posters on these boards. There are about 6 regular posters on Mr Food who only have negative or smart alec comments to make, nothing helpful. They try to hide an insult in the guise of humor. You know who you are, as do the rest of us, and you are fooling no one. I feel sorry that you have such miserable lives that you have to insult others to build your own selves up. If you are such food experts (and probably 'experts' in everything else), please go create your own site.

totally agree, Red headed Stranger )

where is the nutrition info?

would like to see the nutritional values on recipes. Thank you.

would like to double recipe for a large crowd, if I use a 9x13 pan, how long do I bake?

I would say bake it until the center is nearly set.


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