Candied Bacon Cannolis

“Leave the gun, take the cannolis”

Ingredients/Supplies:

  • 8 Slices of GODSHALL’S Turkey, Chicken or Beef Bacon (diced very fine)
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • ¾ Cup of Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon of Fine Grated Orange Zest
  • 6 Cannoli Shells
  • Pastry bag

Instructions:

  1. Scatter diced Godshall’s Bacon in a large skillet.
  2. As bacon begins to crisp at edges, stir in brown sugar.
  3. When brown sugar begins to bubble and melt, remove from pan onto parchment paper and allow to cool. When it becomes hard again, break up clumps with the back of a wooden spoon. Set aside in refrigerator.
  4. Combine Ricotta and sugar, folding until well blended. Add and stir in vanilla.
  5. Blend in nutmeg, orange zest and all but 3 tablespoons of candied bacon. (make sure the clumps of bacon are broken up or you will find that it clogs the bag tip)
  6. Spoon filling into pastry bag.
  7. Fill shells immediately prior to serving.
  8. Sprinkle exposed ends of filling with candied bacon and serve!
  9. ENJOY!