Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
October 7th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Though the history of Italian ravioli dates back to sometime in the 14th century, every food culture has its own variation on the dumpling, with some traceable as far back as the 10th century. Well into the 21st century, Trader Joe's made our mark on ravioli history when we introduced Trader Joe's Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli in 2012. This tradition-smashing pumpkin treat is making a return appearance for Pumpkin Season, 2013.
The filling is a symphony of pumpkin goodness -- sweet pumpkin is slathered with honey and a bit of brown sugar and molasses, then roasted, pureed, and blended with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. This sweet-savory mixture is stuffed into colorful, square pasta -- one side is orange-red like a pumpkin shell, the other side a more muted orange, like the inside of the pumpkin. Just chewy enough on the outside, smooth & rich on the inside, Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli are flavorful enough that they need very little saucy embellishment. If you feel you must add, we like them with just a bit of butter (melted and browned a bit if you have the inclination). We also like our price of $3.49 for each nine ounce package -- this is a terrific value for fresh pasta! You'll find them in our refrigerated case.