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Italian Cream Horns aka Cannoncini

"Scrumptious puff pastries wrapped around a metal horn and baked till golden and flaky. These little five ingredient wonders can be filled with whipped cream, custard or buttercream icing."

Italian Cream Horns aka Cannoncini

Servings – 8 Prep Time – 30 Minutes Cook Time – 20 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup divided powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

  • copped nuts of choice and or mini chocolate chips, optional.


Grease 8 cream horn metal cones or metal cannoli forms. (You can also make some our of aluminum foil by rolling in a tube form.)

Use a knife or rolling cutter to cut puff pastry into 1/2 inch wide strips. Wind pastry around cone, starting at one end and overlap layers, covering form in a spiral. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Just before baking, combine egg with about a teaspoon of water to create an egg wash.  Brush puff pastry with egg wash.

Sprinkle roughly 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar onto pastry, top and bottom, then place each seam side down on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool on metal forms.

While pastry is cooling, prepare filling.  Whip heavy cream until soft peaks, then add in remaining confectioner’s sugar and vanilla.  Whip until stiff.

Fill piping bag with cream; pipe into cooled pastry. 

Melt chocolate chips in a small bowl in microwave at 30 second intervals; stirring each time. Mix until melted.

Drizzle chocolate over cream horns in a swiping motion.

Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and or chopped nuts, optional.

Keep refrigerated.

"This recipe swiftly earned its place as a family favorite often requested for every occasion."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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