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Keto Cannoli Crepes

jcam222

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Dessert is something I usually keep it simple with as it is a bit outside my wheelhouse. I have been noodling making these for awhile now and after seeing some cannoli the other day had to do it. I did not capture a lot of step by step but can share a few pics on the way to plated along with the recipe.

First up I made the filling.
  • 6 oz. mascarpone cheese softened
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp unsweetened vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol ( I use Swerve brand confectionar's)
  • Optional - Big handful of sugar free chocolate chips - I used Bake Believe SF semi sweets that I got at Walmart

Fold it all together until you get a nice smooth mix.
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Next up is the crepe batter.
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp granulated erythritol ( can use any keto sweetener or if not keto sugar)
  • Butter for the frying pan as needed
Blend all of the ingredients except for butter in a blender or use an immersion blender which is what I did. Let it settle for 5 to 10 minutes and stir a little to minimize bubbles.
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Ok so this is the first time I have ever tried to make crepes. What I learned pretty quickly is that I sucked at it lol. I threw away as many as I kept. At the end of the exercise I had enough to use. They aren't perfect or pretty but they will work just fine for this dessert. Overall I yielded about 7 I could use.
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While I finished letting the crepes cool I made some homemade sugar free chocolate syrup. Didn't remember to snap a pic but the recipes follows:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used unsweetened dark cocoa powder)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup erythritol or other keto sweetener (I used Granular Swerve)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Bring to a boil for 3 minutes and the let cool until you can pour it in a plastic squirt bottle.

Next it was time to fill the crepes and roll them. Pretty easy task once the crepes cooled. You can pipe these in or use a plastic bag with the corner cut if you want. I just went simple and spooned the mixture in and carefully spread it. Folded carefully after. Here are 4 of them. Yielded 7 overall.

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Time to plate them and make them look good. Here are a couple dusted with Swerve confectioner's sugar and trimmed up with chocolate syrup.
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Well that's it, thanks for looking. If you are into keto food or sugar free for diabetes these are really tasty. If you don't need to restrict sugar or carbs you can easily modify this recipe for use too.
 

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Holy Cannoli!
Those look great.
Thanks for the recipe as it's going into the dessert rotation for sure.
 

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They look great! But Bro, no need to Toss the FUBAR Crepes. Chop the funky crepes and layer them with the cheese filling. CANNOLI PARFAIT!!!!...JJ
 

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Jeff...those look simply delicious!! I've said it before and I'll say it again: you ought to think about writing a Keto cookbook. Seriously, most of the stuff you turn out looks better than a non-Keto meal from a top shelf restaurant. It just blows me away to see the stuff you're coming up with. Great looking dessert and a big LIKE!!

I'd sure as heck eat them!1
Robert
 

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Fantastic!
I’d eat the heck out of those
Al
 

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They look great! But Bro, no need to Toss the FUBAR Crepes. Chop the funky crepes and layer them with the cheese filling. CANNOLI PARFAIT!!!!...JJ
Lol I have to admit I didn’t throw them all away, maybe half but some I used to dip in the filling and eat as I kept working at them.
 

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Those keto cannoli crepes need some vanilla ice cream
I may have to get some Rebel vanilla and try that. It’s the best. Keto ice cream on the planet. Indistinguishable from premium brand regular ice creams.
 

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Wow jeff those look awesome!
Holy Cannoli!
Those look great.
Thanks for the recipe as it's going into the dessert rotation for sure.
They look great! But Bro, no need to Toss the FUBAR Crepes. Chop the funky crepes and layer them with the cheese filling. CANNOLI PARFAIT!!!!...JJ
Looks great Jeff!
Killed it again Jeff those look amazing. Nice job man. Bet the wife was happy!
Nice job there Keto Jeff!

Looks really good and pretty simple.

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John
Jeff...those look simply delicious!! I've said it before and I'll say it again: you ought to think about writing a Keto cookbook. Seriously, most of the stuff you turn out looks better than a non-Keto meal from a top shelf restaurant. It just blows me away to see the stuff you're coming up with. Great looking dessert and a big LIKE!!

I'd sure as heck eat them!1
Robert
Fantastic!
I’d eat the heck out of those
Al
Thanks for the kind words guys!! These are definitely a keeper we will make again. My wife wants me to do them next time without the chocolate chips. I also have big plans for another version of canolli soon.
 

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