Cannoli Shell Stability

kuan

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How long after filling does a Cannoli shell stay crisp at room temperature?
 
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Did you make them yourself ... or out of the box? 

I go w/ the boxed jobbies, and they've stayed good through a long dinner service. If they're refrigerated they stay good for a long coupla days. My filling is on the dryer side though. Your mileage may vary with more moisture.
 

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Box of course. So I can fridge them?  Good.  THanks.
 
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I fill cannoli shells, premade, immediately prior to serving and never refrigerate. I'll hold at room temp for about an hour and then eat whatever leftovers exist. But some people are a lot more forgiving than am I regarding slightly less crispy shells. And despite what I just wrote - given a choice between an older cannoli or no cannoli at all I'm always happy to eat a less crispy cannoli!

My filling is very dry - drained ricotta with powdered sugar (to taste), a bit of lemon and orange zest, very few chocolate chips, and just enough cream to make it pipable.
 
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I go 50/50 very dry ricotta and marscapone. In goes minced dried fruit; pears, cherries, apricots, orange zest. Then comes a few drops of almond extract and orange extract. Mini chocolate chips are in there. Powdered sugar added to finish until the mix is the consistency I like. The ends are smashed into crushed pistachios and the tops are dusted with either powdered sugar of coco if asked for.

I too fill on order unless I need a big batch at one time.
 
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