Drain the yogurt, make the plum filling, infuse the honey, and assemble the raviolis ahead of time. Bake this special dessert just before you're ready to eat, since it's best straight from the oven. If you're short on time, simply sprinkle the raviolis with powdered sugar.
1 (16-ounce) carton vanilla yogurt
4 cups chopped plums (about 2 pounds)
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
60 wonton wrappers
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
How to Make It
Place colander in a medium bowl. Line colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over outside edges. Spoon yogurt into colander. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate 12 hours. Spoon yogurt cheese into a bowl; discard liquid. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine the plums, 3 tablespoons honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes; stir in butter. Cool completely.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to prevent drying), spoon about 1 tablespoon plum mixture into center of wrapper. Moisten edges of dough with water, and top with another wrapper. Press 4 edges together to seal. Place ravioli on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray (cover ravioli with a damp towel to prevent drying). Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and plum mixture. Bake at 400° 14 minutes or until golden.
Combine 1/2 cup honey, rind, and thyme in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook 20 minutes (do not boil). Place 3 raviolis on each of 3 plates. Drizzle 2 teaspoons honey mixture over each serving; top with about 1 tablespoon yogurt cheese.
Tried these last night (I had hesitated because no one had reviewed them yet) and they were delicious. Plums aren't in season yet so they were a little bit tart but that just added to the complexity of the dish. They weren't hard to make at all - I made the plum mixture and the infused honey ahead of time (just re-heated that when it was time to cook the ravioli). Put the ravioli together 5 hours ahead of time and just covered with a wet towel until cooking time. This recipe only made 17 ravioli for me instead of 30 and I had to cut the cooking time to 10 minutes. What I love about this recipe is that it looks like something fancy that you would be served in a restaurant but it is easy to make - definitely great for guests!
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