Valentine’s Day Dinner | Pear Ravioli in a Light Butter Sauce

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  • Valentine's Day recipe - heart shaped ravioli

    Some meals are worth the extra effort. Still, homemade pasta and all, this recipe is simple and is made start to finish in 30 minutes. It’s one of our favorites. Grated pear, fresh cheeses and butter, what’s not to love? From time to time, I’ll even mix up one of my own recipes. I prepared last night’s pear and pecorino ravioli in a browned butter sauce and the nutty flavor was the perfect addition for a brisk evening. Make it even more lovely for a Valentine’s Day dinner by cutting your ravioli in hearts.

    Valentine's Day dinner - easy homemade heart shaped ravioli

    Light pasta recipe
    The freshest ingredients make the best pasta. This recipe just uses a few simple ingredients & produces a light & flavorful pasta!
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    Roll out your dough using a pasta roller or rolling pin or you can use wonton wrappers.
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    Drop balls of your mixture onto your sheet of dough – use your cookie cutter to determine size, if needed.
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    Lay your second sheet of dough on top of your first.
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    Cut & lightly seal – if necessary.
    Valentine's Day dinner - easy homemade heart shaped ravioli
    Valentine's Day recipe - easy heart shaped ravioli
    Enjoy the reward – one bite & you’ll know it was worth the minimal extra effort!
    Pear Ravioli is light & flavorful - it's the perfect skinny pasta you'll make again & again!
    To see how simple this Easy Heart Shaped Pear Ravioli recipe is, watch the video in the post

    Valentine's Day dinner - easy homemade heart shaped ravioli

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    Valentine's Day recipe - easy heart shaped raviol

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    Pear Ravioli

    This recipe is simple and is made start to finish in 30 minutes. Grated pear, fresh cheeses and butter, what’s not to love? 

    Course Entree
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword heart shaped ravioli, pear ravioli in brown butter sauce, pear ravioli in light butter sauce
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 747 kcal


    • 1 bartlett pear
    • 8 oz pecorino romano
    • 1.5 Tbsp mascarpone cheese
    • 48 wonton wrappers may substitute 1/2 lb pasta
    • 1/2 c butter
    • 2 Tbsp parmesan fresh grated
    • pepper fresh cracked


    1. Bring a large pot of water to boil & reduce to medium.
    2. Peel pear {just like you would a potato} and grate with a cheese grater into a medium bowl.
    3. Add pecorino and mascarpone, stir well.
    4. Spoon onto your wrappers/noodles and seal with a cookie cutter. Add raviolis to boiling water for 6 minutes.
    5. In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat, monitoring closely. As it foams, it will become a toasty brown. As soon as you smell a nutty aroma, remove from heat. Spoon butter onto strained ravioli, leaving sediment behind. Use pasta water to dilute sauce for an even skinnier version.
    6. Top with fresh cracked pepper and fresh grated parmesan.

    Recipe Notes

    This recipe is excellent with wonton wrappers or pasta.

    For Valentines day dinner make ravioli in heart shapes.

    Nutrition Facts
    Pear Ravioli
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 747 Calories from Fat 378
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 42g65%
    Saturated Fat 26g130%
    Cholesterol 135mg45%
    Sodium 1441mg60%
    Potassium 167mg5%
    Carbohydrates 61g20%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 28g56%
    Vitamin A 1055IU21%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 694mg69%
    Iron 3.5mg19%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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