Cannoli Parfait

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 3-4 hours

Cooking Time: no cooking required

4 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup mascarpone cheese
freshly grated nutmeg to taste
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
1 cup of sliced almonds
1 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
mini cannoli shells ( 1 dozen to a box)

Cooking Tools

Small mixing bowl

Piping bag

6 Martini glasses

In a mixing bowl add ricotta, mascarpone, powdered sugar, vanilla and grated nutmeg. Mix ingredients with whisk until well incorporated
Set 6 cannoli shells to fill with cannoli filling
Take the rest of the cannoli shells and place them in a zip lock bag and crush to the consistency of graham cracker meal
Place cannoli filling in piping bag for easy filling.
Pipe in the cannoli filling in the 6 cannoli shells, dip the filled shell openings in the chocolate chip, pistachios or almond.  Set aside and chill (for the top of parfait).
Take 6 martini glasses and fill each one in layers starting with the crushed cannoli for the bottom, then the cheese filling, chocolate chips, again cheese filling, chopped pistachios, cheese filling the finally the sliced almonds.  Chill in refrigerator for several hours to firm up.  before serving, place filled cannoli shell on top of parfait.
Serves 6

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