Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cheesecake... two beauties come together!

Cannoli Cheesecake


For 12 Person(s)

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 3 pounds smooth ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 7 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • candied orange slices or shelled


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  2. Wrap all sides and bottom of a 9” spring form pan securely with a double layer thickness of aluminum foil. Combine all of the crust ingredients together and press evenly across the bottom and 1/2” up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes; allow to cool before filling.
  3. In a large bowl beat Ricotta Cheese and granulated sugar until smooth. Beat in flour, vanilla and orange peel. Add beaten eggs one at a time and blend on low speed only until incorporated (do not over mix). Carefully pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Place in a large baking pan and add 1” of hot water to the pan.
  4. Bake for 75 minutes or until center is almost set. Carefully remove pan from oven and lift out spring form pan and place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove aluminum foil; run a sharp knife around edge of pan to loosen; allow to cool an additional hour and remove side of pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with candied oranges or pistachios if desired.



Recipe Notes

The filling is quite alot for 1 cheesecake, depending on how large you spring form is. I made 2 mini and 1 large cheesecake and there was plenty. Same for the crust..


Thursday, 14 December 2017
Love it. I used Lorna Doone Cookiies instead of the Graham Crackers for the crust! - TommyHunt
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Love this, the recipe was easy to follow, but for my first time making it and following the baking t...
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- mbrinker
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Molto bene! I really need a spring form pan as this quickly filled up a two inch high pan. I used tw...
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- mharmon08
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Very good recipe which was easy enough for my 13-year-old daughter to follow. Only suggestion is a ...
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- mklisi65