Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli with Creamy Sage Sauce

I am in disbelief that Christmas is two weeks from yesterday. This is my absolute favorite time of the year and it is going to be gone before we know it! I've barely done any shopping and I just finished getting the house decorated. In my mind we should still have about a month to enjoy the season. 

Today I thought I'd share a recipe with you that you can make ahead and place in the fridge and cook when you're ready. I've served them as a main course, but they would also work as a first course. These little wontons combine two of my favorite flavors, pumpkin and sage. 

Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli with Creamy Sage Sauce
For the Ravioli:
1 1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1  egg, lightly beaten
1 pagkage (12 ounce) Wonton Wrappers

For the Creamy Sage Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely minced
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish if desired
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Optional garnishes:
½ cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
Additional shredded Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Sage leaves

For the Ravioli:
In a small bowl, mix together the pumpkin, cream, Parmesan Cheese, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg.  Put 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with the beaten egg and cover with another wonton wrapper. Press edges to seal, pressing around the filling making sure to remove any air bubbles.  Repeat with the rest of the filling and wonton wrappers. Work quickly so the wrappers don’t dry out. If making ahead, you can place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and cover. Place in the fridge until ready to cook.
In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Cook the ravioli in batches for about 1-2 minutes. They will float to the top when they are done. I leave them in a little longer to make sure the filling is warm. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.

For the Creamy Sage Sauce:
In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly for about 1-2 minutes until bubbly. Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until thickened.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sage, parmesan cheese, kosher salt and pepper.

To Serve:
Place ravioli on a plate and spoon some the sauce over the top. Garnish with toasted nuts and additional Parmesan cheese and Sage. 

You can also saute them in a skillet with a little oil if you would like them crispier. 

Enjoy!

Kim

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10 comments:

  1. Creamy sage sauce is so perfect to top off these tempting raviolis!

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  2. These sound really good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie friends friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

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  3. This sounds amazing. The sage/pumpkin combination is one of my weaknesses. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.

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  4. What a wonderful combination of flavors!!

    Also, if you're interested I have a great giveaway for bakers on my blog now: http://foodforthefresh.blogspot.com/2012/12/winter-giveaway-enter-now-up-1219.html

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Love pumpkin and sage together. It is such an irresistible combination. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks for the feature Miz Helen! I love my red plates! Merry Christmas!

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  8. This looks so wonderful. I want to eat some right now! I'm going to pin this recipe!

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