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The Best No Bake Cannoli Pie Recipe (Keto)

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The Best No Bake Cannoli Pie Recipe

Is it the creamy filling or the mini chocolate chips that keep you coming back for more when you take a bite of cannoli?

It is all of it including the buttery and crunchy outside of the cannoli shells as the textures play off of each other in each decadent bite of a classic cannoli!

I have fond memories visiting a local Italian Bakery when I worked in the city so long ago!

close up of a piece of no bake cannoli pie

So how perfect to have all of these flavors and textures in a simple no-bake cannoli pie!!

It comes together quickly and you will be enjoying a rich slice of heaven in no time!

Made of simple ingredients, you can have this made and waiting for you in your fridge for dessert!

I love that it is a no bake recipe you can make ahead of time and know that dessert is done while you concentrate on the main meal!

the best no bake cannoli pie recipe keto

All of the cannoli lovers you know will be over the moon with this decadent dessert!

The traditional cannoli flavors come through and will not disappoint!

Let’s make this easy cannoli pie!

To start, you will need your cream cheese at room temperature for the filling step, so set it out now!

The prep time is minimal and goes quickly once you have all of the ingredients together!

The first step in making this delicious dessert, you will need to start out by making the crust!

You can of course go with a pre-made graham cracker crust or cookie crust and skip this step, but it will add extra carbs, so keep that in mind.

I have not ever made this with a pre-made crust since my crust recipe is so simple there really is no reason to.

After you make my very popular pie crust that is not only sugar free but also gluten free you will come back to it time and time again for any pie!

First you will need a large mixing bowl.

Put your almond flour, erythritol, extract and softened butter in the bowl and mix with a fork until you get coarse crumbs.

This ensures it stays light and fluffy.

You DO NOT want melted butter! Keeping it softened will help it to hold its shape while making to a perfect crumbed crust!

You may be tempted to throw it in a food processor, but I encourage you not to as it will turn into a big ball and not stay in crumb form like you need.

unbaked pie crust

Now press the mixture into an ungreased pie dish.

Use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to press it down well.

keto coconut cream pie crust

Your fingertips work just fine too, but the flat hard surface of a cup or glass helps it to compact better.

Now bake pie crust for 15 minutes at 350F.

Do not bake any longer than this.

Watch to see if you need to get it out a few minutes early by the color.

baked to golden brown crust for keto coconut cream pie

You are wanting a light golden brown, not dark brown.

Make sure you have left enough time for it to cool before putting in the filling.

Now for the creamy cannoli pie filling!

You need to start out making the homemade whipped cream.

Put your heavy cream in a medium bowl with the drops of stevia.

Whip with a hand mixer or electric mixer until you have soft peaks.

Not too stiff or you will have butter! A fine line between the two so make sure you stop whipping as soon as your stiff peaks appear.

Set this aside in the fridge to use in a minute.

Now in a separate large bowl add the cream cheese and whole milk ricotta cheese.

Whip these until you have a very creamy blended batter.

Now add your whipped cream into the bowl of the cream cheese and ricotta cheese mixture.

At this point you want to take your time to whip the batter into a smooth filling.

Now add in your confectioners erythritol, which is essentially a monkfruit powdered sugar, and vanilla.

Whip it more until it has the creamy texture of a smooth cloud!

I think that is what it looks like as all of the ingredients meld together so well!

Lastly before spreading into your prepared pie crust, fold in 1 cup miniature chocolate chips.

I recommend using semisweet chocolate chips as this adds a depth of flavor to cut through the creamy richness of the filling ingredients.

Fold in the mini chips with a rubber spatula keeping it airy and light as possible.

My favorite mini chocolate chips are LUV Mini Dark Chocolate Chips! They have a low net carb count and add a great bitterness to the creamy classic cannoli flavor!

Now spread the cannoli cream pie mixture into the crust taking care to not pull too much.

I do this by plopping the batter in 3 spots then connecting the spots together.

It helps to not break up the crust and keep everything in tact.

Finally you need to cover the pie with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let it sit in the fridge overnight or 8 hours.

This really helps the flavors blend and for the filling to meld into the crust. It makes a night and day difference!

It also helps the gelatin to solidify and create the perfect cut for every piece!

the best no bake cannoli pie recipe

The Best No Bake Cannoli Pie Recipe

It comes together quickly and contains all of the flavors of a true cannoli experience! The buttery crust and super smooth filling will have you wanting more! 9.1g carbs per slice and 4.4g fiber with 4.7g net carbs.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
chill time 8 hrs
Course cream cheese, keto, keto pie, pie, ricotta cheese, sugar free pie
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 drops liquid stevia or 1/8 tsp powdered stevia

Crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 5 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/8 tsp stevia powder
  • 1/8 tsp maple extract
  • 3 tbsp butter

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 12 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp stevia drops or 1/4 tsp powdered stevia
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar free mini chocolate chips link to my favorite below in notes

Instructions
 

Whipped Cream

  • In a large bowl whip the heavy cream and stevia until you get soft peaks.
  • Set aside in the fridge.

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl whisk the almond flour with the monkfruit and stevia powder.
  • Mix in the extract and butter with a fork.
  • Stir and mash until you get coarse crumbs.
  • Press into a 9 inch pie pan in the bottom and up the sides.
  • Use the flat bottom of a measuring cup or glass to press into the pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Watch that you do not overbake.
  • Set aside to cool completely,

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • In a large bowl and an electric mixer, mix together ricotta cheese and cream cheese very well until smooth.
  • Add in the confectioners erythritol and vanilla extract plus stevia.
  • Whisk well until ultra smooth.
  • While mixing slowly sprinkle the gelatin.
  • Mix well after each sprinkle to avoid clumps in the batter.
  • Fold in the sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Spread into cooled crust.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge 8 hours or overnight to set.
  • Keeps up to 1 week covered.
  • Can be frozen in individual slices and thawed for eating later. Store up to 1 month this way.
Keyword almond flour, cannoli filling, cannoli pie, chocolate chips, cream cheese, dark chocolate chips, gluten free, gluten free pie, keto pie, low carb pie, no bake, no bake pie, pie crust, sugar free pie

It truly is the best cannoli pie recipe and you will want to make it time and time again

  • This is the perfect pie to take to your next potluck for the holiday season!
  • Think outside of the box and consider it as a special treat for another special occasion like valentine’s day and top with maraschino cherries!
  • You can also make this recipe in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper instead of a pie plate to create cannoli bars! The parchment paper allows you to get the bars out without digging too much of the crust loose around each piece.
  • Each slice gets you a whopping 8.5 g protein for your macros! (1/8th of the pie is a serving)
  • The total carbohydrates are 9.1g per slice. The fiber comes in at 4.4g so your net carb count is at 4.7g per slice!
  • Add another layer of intrigue by drizzling melted chocolate over the top before serving!
  • You can substitute half of the almond flour in the crust recipe with waffle cone crumbs or graham cracker crumbs if you wish. This of course changes the carb count so you will need to add this in manually.
  • You can also add in extra flavor with some orange zest! Just put it in the batter with the cream cheese. This flavor goes well with the creaminess and chocolate!
  • Try adding in a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter! If you are a fan of a little bit of extra flavor layer that adds “something” you cannot quite place but it tastes amazing, then this would be it!
  • This pie recipe would do well in a springform pan as well!
the best no bake cannoli pie

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