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Strawberry Cannoli Parfaits

By Deen Brothers


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto or orange liqueur
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioners' powdered sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup unsalted pistachios
  • 24 amaretti cookies, crushed


In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries and amaretto. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

In a large bowl, whip the cream with the confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form (tips curl). In a medium bowl, stir half of the whipped cream into the ricotta to lighten it. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream and cinnamon. Fold the ¼ cup chocolate chips and the pistachios into cream mixture.

Place a layer of crushed amaretti cookies in each of 4 parfait glasses. Top each with a layer of cannoli cream and then strawberry slices. Repeat layering. If desired, top with additional miniature chocolate chips.