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When I first learned there was an Instructables Pizza Contest, I was SOOOO excited, and knew I wanted to do something way outside the 'pizza box, " and being  Italian American, myself, I wanted to put a spin on something quintessentially Italian: cannoli. Living in Brooklyn, NY, people ALWAYS fold, or roll, their pizza over to eat it. That's the ONLY way to eat your pizza! 

So, from that, I thought, why not??   A pizza cannoli! But, using pizza dough, instead of the original pastry dough for the typical Sicilian cannoli!!  And, you know what, paisanos?? They were SO easy to make!   Who says a pizza has to be flat?? So, sink your teeth into one of these crispy pizza cannoli, and fuhhhgetttaboutit!  Delizioso!!

    Pronto, tutti? Facciamo la Pizza Cannoli!  ~ Ready, everybody? Let's make pizza Cannoli!
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  • 1 bag of raw pizza dough, from refrigerated section, or local pizzeria
  • 2-3 cups of canola oil
  • 6 ounces of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 pound of smoked provolone cheese (sliced)
  • 9 slices of prosciutto (very thin and cut in half)
  • 8 ounces of ricotta cheese (drained)
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of Pecorino Romano Cheese (finely grated)
  • 1/4 cup of pistachio nuts (finely crushed, for garnish)
  • 8 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce, or basil oil for dipping
  • All purpose flour and semolina flour for dusting

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Cannoli forms, Candy thermometer, parchment paper, pizza stone
MAKES 18 Pizza Cannoli

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Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of your oven and preheat oven to 550 degrees.

Take raw pizza dough out of the bag, and place in a large bowl with a towel over it so it can rise again.  After about an hour, the dough should have doubled in size and is ready to roll out.
Amazingly beautiful these cannoli!
You know what? I'm so going to make them and I also want to tray a sweet version of them, with pizza dough and some kind of ricotta and mascarpone filling, maybe some chocolate chips thrown in... I'll let you know. :)
Congratulations on your win!
Ciao ciao!
mprelle2 years ago
Looks and smells great....eheh..this is a must try..thank you for sharing your wonderful background with this new innovative idea...
sunshiine2 years ago
Congrats on your win! these look so delicious! thanks for sharing your hard work and have a splendorous day!
TheBrooklynRagazza (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Well, thank you so much! That meant a lot to me! You really live up to your name. Sunshine, for sure! -Cath
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Thank you, so much, Kimberly!!!
Very cool! I feel like I've seen pizza everything now :D
Me, too! There were so many cool entries!! I just loved this contest! Can't wait to check out more. I'm hooked!! haha! Cheers!
shazni2 years ago
looks wonderful...and so cheesy ....oh...i crave it :-D
TheBrooklynRagazza (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thanks for checking them out and your thoughtful comment! Can't wait to make them again. I'm thinking I will do a sausage and cheese stuffing next time!
Wow, these look wonderful. I had my eyes on your work all this week. Beautiful work!
Hey, there! Wow, thanks, a lot! That means so much to me! I'm diggin' your screen name! :-) Gonna stop over and check out your work in a little bit. Cheers! -Cath
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Hi, Kimberly! Thanks so much! They were such fun to make! Hope you try them, too!
mistyp2 years ago
Congrats on becoming a finalist! Good luck!
TheBrooklynRagazza (author)  mistyp2 years ago
Thank you SO much!! You, too!! Your pizza looks fabulous! The judges sure are going to have a difficult time with this one! Lots of yumminess abounds!!
Impressive! I'd nominate you for a Nobel prize in pizza for this concoction. I'm also a big fan of prosciutto and pistachios on pizza.
Hey, there, Climer Geek. Love the name, btw.. :-) WoW! A Nobel Prize in pizza. Now, there is an honor! I bet Napolitano's have taken it every year! Well, thanks so much for the vote of confidence and checking out my entry! Cheers!
mistyp2 years ago
These look amazing! Way too much work for me to ever do--maybe in another life :-D If you ever invite me over though I'll devour them.
TheBrooklynRagazza (author)  mistyp2 years ago
Hahahaa. Thanks! You've got a deal!! :-)
wold6302 years ago
These sound amazing - and look amazing too! Great photography!
TheBrooklynRagazza (author)  wold6302 years ago
Thanks so much! That means a lot! These were so much fun!

My friends actually thought they were the Sicilian sweet cannoli when they first saw them, until I revealed that they were pizza. haha.