I needed a cool summer sweet for a party that could be handed around at a bbq, something light and fruity was what I had in mind. Came up with this recipe which included beautiful ripe apricots and strawberries with a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips to add that extra zing.


  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

  • 50g fresh strawberries

  • 50g fresh apricots

  • zest of one orange

  • 200g fresh creamy ricotta

  • 100g heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate finely chopped

  • 100 g mascarpone cheese

  • 1/2 toasted pistachios or flaked almonds

  • 12 cannoli shells

  • extra icing sugar mixture for dusting and pistachios for decoration


  • 1.

    Wash and dry strawberries and apricots then finely chop.

  • 2.

    Put strawberries and apricots into a bowl with 1/4 cup of icing sugar and mix well.

  • 3.

    In another bowl, combine the mascarpone, ricotta, cream and orange zest and 1/4 cup of icing sugar and stir well.

  • 4.

    Stir in pistachios or toasted almonds and fold into the mixture so it is all well combined.

  • 5.

    The mixture can then be placed into a piping bag to fill the cannoli shells.

  • 6.

    Dust the cannolis with icing sugar and sprinkle with the pistachios or almonds.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (26 servings)

  • Energy 368kj
  • Fat Total 23g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 34g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Sodium 399mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Any fruit in season could be used, although be careful you do not have too much liquid.

I found that the best cannoli shells are the ones you purchase at the bakery or deli..much cheaper..too much hassle in making them yourself!

A splash of Cointreau or Grand Marnier can be added to the cream mixture for a more adult taste!

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