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Pumpkin Raviolis

Ingredients

  • FOR RAVIOLIS: 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) white beans (great Northern, Navy or cannellini beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (15 ounces) 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 48 refrigerated or frozen Chinese dumpling skins (about 1 pound)
  • Water for sealing raviolis
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 20 drops yellow food color or dye
  • 10 drops red food color or dye
  • FOR SAUCE: 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 24 parsley sprigs, preferable flat-leaf parsley

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Prepared, refrigerated Chinese dumpling skins and canned pumpkin make these sophisticated Halloween raviolis effortless to prepare. Each one is hand painted like a tiny jack-o-lantern and decorated with parsley to resemble pumpkins on a vine.

This Recipe Courtesy of Mealtime.org

*Nutritional Information *

Per Serving: Calories 342; Total fat 15.75g; Saturated Fat 8.5g; Cholesterol 35.5mg; Sodium 302.5mg; Carbohydrate 34g; Fiber 6g; Protein 16g

Preparation

  1. Purée beans, pine nuts and garlic in food processor until smooth. Combine with pumpkin, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and egg.
  2. To make ravioli, place 1 1/2 tablespoons filling in the center of a dumpling skin, moisten edges with water and top with another dumpling skin. Press edges firmly to seal, being careful to push all air out of ravioli before sealing pasta completely around filling. Crimp edges with a fork; repeat until all raviolis are formed.
  3. Mix vinegar and food color. Paint jack-o-lantern faces on raviolis with a small paintbrush. Let dry for at least 5 minutes; add a second coat and dry for 10 minutes more.
  4. Heat a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Boil raviolis for about 3 minutes and drain.
  5. While raviolis are cooking, melt butter in small skillet with garlic. Toss with drained raviolis and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Arrange on plates and place parsley around pumpkins like stems.