Cannoli Grilled Cheese

  • Course:
Cannoli Grilled CheeseCannoli Grilled Cheese
  • Yield : 4 sandwiches
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 2m
  • Ready In : 7m

The tart and slightly sweet creamy ricotta and mascarpone filling paired with caramelized sugar brings this dessert grilled cheese to another level!


  • Maple butter
  • Cinnamon raisin bread (thick cut)
  • ¾ cup smooth ricotta
  • ½ cup mascarpone
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Zest from ½ lemon
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • Optional: 2-3 TB semi sweet chocolate chips, chopped up (mini chips or chocolate shavings also work)


Step 1

Spread maple butter on front and back of the bread.

Step 2

Mix ricotta, mascarpone, powdered sugar, zest and lemon juice in a bowl with a spoon until smooth.

Step 3

Add chocolate to cheese mixture.

Step 4

Spread cheese mixture on bread and place second piece of bread on top.

Step 5

Place in panini press for 1-2 minutes. Because of the sugar in the butter the outside will be a bit darker then the other versions or what you are used to. Keep an eye on it because the maple butter can turn from caramelized to burnt fairly quickly.

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