It’s our favourite season, pumpkin season! And with Thanksgiving coming up, we wanted to make an appetizer to bring to our family dinners. A few years ago, we learned a cool trick from Food & Drink Magazine: quick and easy ravioli using store bought wonton wrappers. Although nothing can beat homemade pasta dough, this is a very easy alternative that’s perfect when you don’t have a ton of time but still want to make something special.
For Thanksgiving, we decided to make a pumpkin ravioli. For the pumpkin filling, we used canned pure pumpkin and mixed it with greek yogurt for a nice creamy and rich texture. We seasoned the filling with nutmeg and thyme for the perfect combination of thanksgivingy flavours. After they were cooked, we sautéed them in a bit of brown butter and a drizzle of pure maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
Ingredients: makes 12 (serves 4 as an appetizer)
- 24 storebought wonton wrappers
- 1 canned pure pumpkin
- 1/3 greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1tsp fresh thyme
- salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- warm water
- combine pumpkin, greek yogurt, nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl
- spoon about 1 tbsp of pumpkin mixture onto a single wonton wrapper
- dip your fingers into warm water and run your finger along the edge of the wonton wrapper to moisten the edges
- place another wonton wrapper on top and with a fork, press down to seal all four sides
- repeat with all ravioli
- boil a large pot of water
- boil raviolis for 5 min or until cooked through, remove from heat and strain
- on medium heat, melt butter and sautee until it begins to brown slightly
- add raviolis, lower heat and sauté raviolis for 3-5 min
- drizzle with a touch of maple syrup (less is more in this case)
- garnish with fresh thyme sprigs
- serve and enjoy!