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Gluten-Free Cannoli

Susan Hougui |
Have you ever tried a gluten-free version of this classic Italian treat? Now you can! Make our gluten-free cannoli recipe with or without mini chocolate chips, chopped pistachios, or sprinkles — or add your favorite sweet treat!


Cannoli Shells

  • 1 18-oz. package GeeFree puff pastry dough
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or any granular substitute)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (for egg wash)
  • 4 or more cups canola oil (or any oil for frying)
  • round cookie cutter (use size that will cut to fit around the cannoli form)
  • cannoli forms

Cannoli Filling

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar (or any granular substitute)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • chopped pistachios (optional)
  • sprinkles (optional)



Take the dough out of freezer the night before and place it in the refrigerator.

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When you’re ready to start the recipe, take the dough out of the refrigerator. Preheat oil to 375 F.

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Take one sheet of dough and place the sugar and cinnamon in the middle of the sheet. Fold in half, and then fold again.

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Dust counter with gluten-free flour. Potato starch works best, but any gluten-free flour will do.

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Begin to knead the dough, mixing all the ingredients thoroughly.

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Flatten the ball of dough slightly and cut it in half.

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Take one half and roll out to approximately 1/8” thick. Dust as needed.

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Use a round cutter, and cut as many circles as you can. Re-roll the dough till finished, and then repeat with other half of dough.

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Mold cut-out circle of dough around cannoli form, making sure that you seal the ends extremely well. Brush on some of the egg wash to keep the cannoli shell sealed.

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Place carefully into oil and fry for 4 minutes.

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Take cannoli out of pot and drain off excess oil.

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Let cool to room temperature, and then remove cannoli form.

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When cannoli shells are cooled, mix filling ingredients and put into a piping bag. Fill each cannoli and add any optional treats to the ends of the cannoli.

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Most importantly, eat and enjoy! And yes…these are gluten-free!

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