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Sicilian ricotta pastries

These famous pastries from Sicily are made with a cylindrical fried pastry shell stuffed with ricotta and other ingredients—chocolate, nuts, candied fruit.

Cannoli are specifically a Sicilian treat (cannolu in their language). Other versions, made elsewhere in Italy or in the U.S., may use mascarpone or another cheese instead of ricotta.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Dyanna Hyde