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Sweet Potato & Parsnip Ravioli with Pecan Sucanat Sauce

This is definitely a more involved recipe, but one that’s great for entertaining—I served it with Val Bolon one of my 24 Carrot Supper Club Holiday Dinners. If you are entertaining this season, and not afraid of a little flash-frying and mandoline-slicing, I recommend making this recipe and serving it with our Maple Syrup and Apple Cider Vinegar Collard Greens. Your guests will love you even more than they no doubt, already do.

Print this recipe: Sweet Potato & Parsnip Ravioli with Pecan Sucanat Sauce

Makes: 24+ ravioli

Tools:
Saucepan
Mandoline slicer
Tongs
Roasting dish
Paper towel
Large plate

Ingredients:
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2 large parsnips
1 large sweet potato
2 cups + 4 tbsp low sodium vegetable broth (make your own)
3 tbsp sucanat
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp arrowroot
1/4 tsp salt (add more to taste if you like)
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Let’s get started.
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Using mandoline slicer, shave sweet potato as thin as possible, into rounds. Very thin is crucial for ravioli texture success. Stack them and set aside.

Peel and dice parsnip. Place in a roasting dish with 1 tsp coconut oil and 2 tbsp water. Roast for 30 minutes.

While parsnips roast, heat 1/2 cup coconut oil to medium high in saucepan. Lay out a plate with a few sheets of paper towel on top. Get your tongs ready.

Drop 2 thin slices of sweet potato in coconut oil and count to 5-Mississippi. Using tongs, remove and place on a paper towel. You want the oil to soften the sweet potato, not fry it into a chip. Repeat these steps until you soften all slices of sweet potato. If you need to heat up more coconut oil to finish, go ahead.

Once parsnips are roasted and easily pierced with knife, transfer them to a large glass bowl. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil, 3 tbsp vegetable broth, 1/4 tsp salt and some fresh ground pepper—mash it up with a fork. You can also prepare this filling by pulsing in the food processor until smooth. It depends on what you like for your filling— more texture or smooth.

Toast some pecans in the oven on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.

Using a small spoon, or fork, place a dollop of parsnip filling on top of a sweet potato slice. Top with another sweet potato slice and press down the edges. Repeat until you make all of your raviolis.

Transfer raviolis to a parchment lined cookie sheet or large plate.

In a saucepan, warm vegetable broth and sucanat over medium-high heat, until a boil begins.

In a small glass, or dish, stir together 1 tbsp vegetable broth and arrowroot until thoroughly mixed. Pour into boiling sauce. Add pecans, stir 2 minutes and then remove from heat.

Serve raviolis topped with sauce and our Maple Syrup and Apple Cider Vinegar Collard Greens. Enjoy!

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  1. I cannot WAIT to try this! You always find ways to surprise me.

    • Heather Crosby

      Correct :) The oil flash cooks the potato and the warm pecan sauce sets a nice temperature. But by all means, if it isn’t hot enough for YU, place the raviolis on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and heat them at about 200F in the oven for 10 mins before serving. Or using coconut oil in a skillet, you could sear them 1-2 minutes on each side (like you would gyoza)—I bet that is delicious.

      • Joanne Clendining

        I’m so glad you posted this. I made this the other night and the flavors were aMAZing! Even though I used my mandolin on extra thin, I didn’t feel like the sweet potatoes got quite soft enough. I played around with flash frying them a little longer, but like you said – its a fine line between flash fried and crispy chip!). I was wondering if there was a way to soften the potato a little more after they were put together and also to warm them up a little. They did tend to cool down by the time I was done making them all. I will definitely try one of the two options you mentioned. These are definitely yummy and were a big hit with the family!

        • Heather Crosby

          Hi there Joanne,
          So sorry that your mandoline cheated you on thinness (some of them do) : But next time, you can definitely flash fry, assemble your raviolis and then keep them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in an oven set to 200F for about 10-20 mins to warm and soften them a bit more. So glad you all enjoyed the taste though! And bravo for taking on this recipe—I know it seems a bit intimidating to some folks. :)

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