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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cheese
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            Flour
    1       tb           Sugar
            pn           Salt
      1/2   c            Dry red wine OR
                         -dry Marsala
                         Oil for frying
    1 1/2   c            Powdered sugar
    2       tb           Candied fruit
      1/4   c            Chocolate chips
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon
      1/4   c            Chopped pistachios
   Sift together sugar, flour and salt.  Work the wine in gradually, kneading
   to a soft dough.  Roll out on a floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness, and
   cut out five-inch discs.  Wrap each disc around a cannoli form, sealing the
   edge with egg white.
   Heat oil, five inches deep, in a small, deep saucepan, and fry one at a
   time until golden and crisp.  Remove with tongs, let oil run off, and drain
   on a paper towel.  Let the pastry cool slightly, then slip it carefully off
   the form.
   Note:  Shells will keep for a week or two in a sealed container, so they
   can be made ahead.
   Filling:  In a mixing bowl, beat the ricotta with an electric mixter.  Add
   remaining filling ingredients.  Stuff shells just before serving. Sprinkle
   with powdered sugar.
   Each pastry contains 206 calories, 5 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 29 grams
   carbohydrate, 6 milligrams cholesterol, 76 milligrams sodium.
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