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Italian Meatballs and Ravioli with Caramel Pear Crisp

Italian Meatballs and Ravioli with Caramel Pear Crisp
Servings:
6
Total Time:
40 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare crisp recipe and begin to bake (10 minutes)
  • Prepare meatball recipe and serve (30 minutes)

Italian Meatballs and Ravioli

Ingredients

1 medium zucchini squash, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 lb fresh pork (or beef) Italian meatballs
2 (8-oz) packages fresh cheese ravioli
1 (13.75-oz) jar extra garlic bruschetta topping
1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (or broth)
1/2 cup crumbled garlic/herb feta cheese

Prep

  • Bring water to boil for pasta.
  • Cut squash lengthwise into quarters, then cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Chop peppers and basil.

Steps

  1. Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add meatballs; cook 3–4 minutes or until browned on all sides. Add zucchini to meatballs; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  2. Cook pasta following package instructions.
  3. Reduce heat on meatballs to medium-low. Add peppers, bruschetta, and stock to meatballs; simmer 7–8 minutes and until meatballs are 160°F.
  4. Drain ravioli and add to meatballs; stir in basil and top with feta. Serve.

Caramel Pear Crisp

Ingredients

1 teaspoon + 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 fresh ripe pears, chopped
10 caramel squares
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 (1.51-oz) packets apple cinnamon instant oatmeal (about 1 1/3 cups)

Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350°F; coat 9-inch square baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.
  • Cut remaining 5 tablespoons butter into small pieces; place in medium bowl to soften.
  • Peel (optional), core, and chop pears into 1/2-inch chunks.

Steps

  1. Cut caramels in half; place pears and caramels in baking dish. Add sugar and oatmeal to butter; combine with fingertips until blended and crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over pears.
  2. Bake 18–20 minutes or until pears have softened and crumb topping has browned. Serve warm. (Makes 9 servings.)

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with fresh salad blend and dinner rolls.
  • The pear crisp can also be made with fresh apples. You can make it even better by topping with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

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CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 520kcal; FAT 32.00g; SAT FAT 11.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 100mg; SODIUM 1200mg; CARB 29g; FIBER 2.00g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 24g; CALC 20%; VIT A 50%; VIT C 30%; IRON 10%

Caramel Pear Crisp

CALORIES (per 1/9 recipe) 280kcal; FAT 9.00g; SAT FAT 5.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 20mg; SODIUM 90mg; CARB 50g; FIBER 5.00g; SUGARS 30g; PROTEIN 3g; CALC 6%; VIT A 4%; VIT C 8%; IRON 4%

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