PUMPKIN RAVIOLI’S MADE VERY EASY!

By Published On: January 22nd, 2018Categories: Meals, Uncategorized0 Comments

This Ree Drummond recipe (Food Network’s Pioneer Woman) makes Pumpkin Ravioli’s so easy and if you didn’t know you were not using pasta you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference.

I made these with the help of our good friends Dennis and Diana on the occasion of Dennis and Jerry’s birthday last November. We always enjoy cooking together!

Birthday Boys, Dennis and Jerry
November 13, 2017
PUMPKIN WONTON RAVIOLI

Ingredients:
1 stick unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 large egg, slightly beaten
48 wonton wrappers
1 1/2 cups shaved parmesan cheese
6 sage leaves, rolled and very thinly sliced or I fried them.
Freshly ground pepper

Getting them filled.

“Many hands make light work”…
my Mom used to say that all the time!

 

Preparation:
Melt 2 Tbsp. of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and heat it for a couple of minutes (do not brown). Add the pumpkin puree, 1/2 tsp. salt and the chili powder. Cook this filling for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, to warm it and cook off some of the excess liquid. Remove from the heat and let it cool slightly while you get the other components ready.
Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet, set aside. Melt the remaining 6 Tbsp. butter over medium-high heat; let it cook and bubble up for an additional minute or so, until the foam is golden brown. Watch it carefully and take the pan off the heat as soon as it’s ready. Because I decided to fry the sage I used this brown butter to fry the sage in which also gave the butter a lovely flavor. Finally, beat the egg with 1 Tbsp. cold water to use as your wonton glue. Now you’re ready to form raviolis.

 
These raviolis were wrapped up in short time!

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Lay out a few wonton wrappers at a time (As you see we laid them all at once, no problem as we worked quickly. You don’t want the raviolis to dry out.) and spoon about 2 tsp. of the pumpkin mixture in the middle of each one. Then, one at a time, dab your finger into the egg wash mixture and “paint” around the pumpkin on the wrapper. Lay a second wonton wrapper on top of each one, match up the edges and press the two wrappers together, gently pressing out any air bubbles as you go. To seal the ravioli, use a knife or square cutter to neatly trim the edges. Set them aside while you work on the rest. We decided to seal the edges of each ravioli tightly with our fingers and not trim giving them a more rustic look, but be careful of fingernails as they go through tender wonton wrappers very easily.

Diana’s wonton is bleeding pumpkin!
 
We really brushed on the egg wash even
after sealing so the raviolis would stay together.

Drop a few ravioli at a time into the gently boiling water.

Boil them until tender, 2-4 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and place on a platter or serving plates. Spoon a little bit of the browned butter over the ravioli, then sprinkle on parmesan shavings, sage (either fresh or fried), toasted pine nuts and a little freshly ground pepper.

We completed the birthday feast with lightly steamed green beans in butter, very garlicy garlic bread and a tomato Caprese salad.

Diana was in charge of garlicy garlic bread.

And Dennis made the Caprese salads:
Sliced tomato, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil, S/P

And our finale was a French-style apple pie (Thanks to Martha Stewarts recipe: http://cookwithcindy.blogspot.com/search?q=martha+stewart+apple+pie, scroll down to find the recipe. This was a LONG blog!) topped with home-made vanilla ice cream. I’m going to have to blog this recipe. It is my favorite vanilla ice cream!

 

Well, that’s a wrap for today!
I love celebrating birthdays
and especially love Dennis and Jerry’s!

Can’t wait to see what we’ll come up with next year!

Until next time…

KEEP CELEBRATING!

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