Apple Cabbage Ravioli in a Savory Herb Bacon Broth

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

These are so good and just reminds me of Fall. Rather than the typical ravioli with a red sauce, these are served in a savory chicken broth of thyme, garlic and bacon. I use pasta for the ravioli vs. wonton wrappers - to me, it just works best. I am able to get ravioli sheets right at one of my local markets, Whole Foods also carries them and of course any Italian market usually will carry them; or just make your own ravioli dough, it isn't hard. Serve this in a bowl with pumpernickel bread to soak up the broth and a crisp salad for a great dinner. These can easily be made ahead and frozen.

Top Review by mickeydownunder

WHAT a GREAT, GREAT recipe!
Absolutely LOVE its versatility!
Made and ate it yesterday, eating again today,
SO glad this recipe came my way!
OK, used FRESH wonton wrappers, not the ones from the Asian shop, TRUE!
Are exactly like FRESH pasta sheets like Sarasota suggested too!
I did have to add 2/3 cup more water, maybe was just me,
As did not dry out but I wanted a certain consistency!
Unusual combination of ingredients, worked well too!
Used Granny Smith apple as had on hand too!
Think pancetta would be nice next time I make,
When I made it the second time, wilted spinach, used mozzarella, healthy for you and your family sake!
Also used grated provolone, as is a fave for me,
But you can use whatever you like to express your own personality!
GREAT!
THANKS!
UPDATE!!!! Just made another batch with chilli. parm cheese and tamari YUM!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Apple Cabbage Filling -- In a large saute pan, add the butter and bring to medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until lightly brown, just 3-4 minutes. Then add in the cabbage, water, salt and pepper; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring often. If needed, you can add a bit more water if it dries out. Finally, add in the apple and continue cooking (covered) for another 6-8 minutes until the apple is tender. Remove from the heat and let cool. Finally, add in the ricotta cheese and mix well until everything is combined.
  2. Ravioli -- Now, I use ravioli sheets which make this easy; and I made mine in triangles, but you can make squares if you prefer. Personally, I first cut mine in squares and lay all the squares out to make a little assembly line, this just works best for me. Then I add 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling in the center, brush the edge with egg white, and then fold over to make a triangle. I use a fork to seal the edges. Make sure to seal them well. You can also just use your fingers to seal the edge too if you prefer.
  3. I like to lay mine out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then very lightly dust with flour; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before cooking. I just think they cook better after then have been chilled. You can also freeze them and use at a later date which works great.
  4. Broth -- Start your broth as it will take a bit longer than the ravioli. In a medium sauce pan, add the bacon and saute on medium heat until golden brown, then remove to a plate lined with a paper towel to let it drain. In the same sauce pan, pour out the drippings and wipe clean. Add in the garlic, broth and thyme, and bring to a boil. Reduce and let simmer 5 minutes. Then mix the cornstarch with the water to make a slurry and stir into the broth. Bring back up to a light boil until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and add the bacon in and stir to combine.
  5. Ravioli -- As the broth is simmering, bring a large pot of water to a light boil (medium heat) and add the ravioli. They don't take too long, about 5-8 minutes. The ravioli will begin to float when they are done.
  6. Serve -- I prefer to serve these in a large bowl so you can have the broth. Add 4-5 ravioli per dish and pour over the broth and top with grated swiss if you like. The swiss really is a nice accent to the dish. ENJOY!

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