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Total Time: 1 HR 25 MIN Makes: 30 Desserts
Prep Time: 25 MIN Cook Time: 0 MIN Additional Time: 1 HR

The classic Italian cannoli gets a Greek twist in a bite-sized treasure with these phyllo shell desserts.

  • 2 packages (15 count, each) AthensĀ® Phyllo Shells
  • 1 cup candy melts, chocolate, white or colors, melted (optional)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar, sifted, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups ricotta cheese, well drained
  • 4 teaspoons Grand Marnier
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Candied cherries (optional for garnish)
  • Pistachios, ground (optional for garnish)


Optional- Dip rims of phyllo shells in melted chocolate or colored candy melts. Set aside to harden.

In a small bowl sift together 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar and cinnamon.

In a medium bowl, beat ricotta cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 confectioners sugar and Grand Marnier. Beat 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Mix in the orange zest and chocolate chips. Chill for 1 hour. Spoon or pipe filling into each phyllo shell.

Garnish with candied cherries or pistachios if using.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over shells and serve immediately.