Here’s a dessert mashup that combines the taste of Lemon Meringue Pie with the look of a Cannoli. With each bite of a Lemon Meringue Pie Cannoli you’ll enjoy the crispy crunch of flaky pie crust and a pop of tart lemon flavor balanced with the sweetness of marshmallow and cream.
It is so fun creating new twists on classic desserts and these treats combine one of my favorites with one of my husband’s favorites.
I’ll never forget the feeling I had biting into a cannoli for the first time. I was in my twenties working at an advertising agency just out of college and a coworker brought in a dessert that I had never seen before. When she told me they were made of ricotta cheese, I was very hesitant to take a bite. I couldn’t imagine how they could taste sweet.
I sat and watched my coworkers bite into the crispy shells with delight. They devoured them with such gusto that I just had to try one.
The crisp shell filled with a sweet creamy filling speckled with tiny chocolate chips was unlike anything I had ever tasted and I knew in that moment that I’d be the first in line the next time I saw a plate of these tasty treats in our break room.
Over the years I’ve made my own homemade cannoli with sweet ricotta filling and I’ve also played around with other treats and appetizers using the cannoli shells.
To make this dessert mashup, I wanted the lemon meringue pie flavors with the look of a cannoli, so I use pie dough to make the shells.
Each pie crust shell is stuffed with a tart lemon meringue filling which my husband can’t get enough of. He loves lemon desserts and would be happy if I made them all the time.
So this dessert is not on a mash up of classic flavors, but it’s a mashup of our favorites.
These desserts look challenging, but are really super easy to make.
You will need to use metal cannoli forms to make them. I have a set that have been used for over 20 years. They are inexpensive and can be used to make hundreds of cannoli for years to come.
You can see the recipe for these Lemon Meringue Pie Cannli at Tablespoon.com and you can find the cannoli forms at Amazon (commission earned for sales.)