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Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Yield 6 servings
For a new way to enjoy pumpkin this season, try these pumpkin ravioli with a rich yet mellow Gorganzola sauce.

You can assemble the ravioli a day ahead, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. The ravioli will float when they are perfectly cooked. Pour a chilled chardonnay.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 30 round wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 250
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 9.5 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 22 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 636 mg
  • calcium 162 mg

How to Make It

  1. Spoon pumpkin onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels, and spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a medium bowl using a rubber spatula. Stir in breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, minced sage, pepper, and nutmeg.

  2. Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to keep from drying), spoon 2 teaspoons pumpkin mixture into the center of wrapper. Brush edges of wrapper with water and fold in half, pressing edges firmly with fingers to form a half-moon. Place on a large baking sheet sprinkled with cornstarch. Repeat procedure with remaining wonton wrappers and pumpkin mixture.

  3. Fill a large Dutch oven with water; bring to a simmer. Add half of ravioli to pan (cover remaining ravioli with a damp towel to keep from drying). Cook 4 minutes or until done (do not boil), stirring gently. Remove ravioli with a slotted spoon; lightly coat with cooking spray, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining ravioli.

  4. Combine milk and flour in a saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter, stirring until butter melts. Gently stir in Gorgonzola.

  5. Place 5 ravioli in each of 6 shallow bowls, and drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons hazelnuts. Serve immediately.