Pear Flavored Pasta Fiocchetti With Taleggio Cheese Sauce and Asparagus

Italy is not only known to be the home to numerous artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance era but also the center of the world’s best cuisine. At the heart of Italy lies Florence, a city famous for its “fiocchetti alle pere con salsa di taleggio e asparagi,” better known in English as “Pear-flavored pasta fiocchetti with taleggio cheese sauce and asparagus.”

Those of us who have already feasted on the pear-flavored Fiocchetti pasta will relish it forever, as many could say that it is no less than a dish sent from Heaven. But for those people that have not been fortunate enough to visit this beautiful city and savor its delectable treats, we have provided the recipe to you in this guide.

Below is the recipe for pear-flavored fiocchetti pasta that is created by one of Italy’s most renowned chefs. You can pair this pasta with finger-licking taleggio cheese sauce and bits of asparagus to get the gist of Italian cuisine.

Our Authentic Italian Recipe

From the pasta and up to the sauce and the fillings, our chefs have created a list of everything you need for the ever-famous Italian dish. So, with a step-by-step guide, here is everything you need to master this cuisine!

For the Pasta

Picture of Ingredients for pasta dough-lined on the shelf.

If you want to prepare pasta a little bit easier, you have option to buy ready-made egg pasta. However, if you want the dish to be more handmade and have a fresh Italian vibe, use the following ingredients:

  • 16 ounces of durum wheat semolina
  • 5 ounces of plain wheat flour
  • 3 eggs
  • a spoon of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt

How to Make It:

Picture of a Chef slowly adding water to flour to make the pasta dough.

Take the three eggs (at room temperature) and whip them lightly in a mixing bowl. Add flour, oil, and a pinch of salt to the bowl, and then knead the mixture to get the flour to a perfect consistency. You may also add water if needed. Once done, let the dough rest in a napkin for a while. After a few minutes, you would have to roll the pasta and cook it with fillings. However, before we get into that, let us first take a look at how you can prepare the pasta fillings.

For the filling:

Image of grated parmesan cheese on a shelf.

The filling matters a lot for determining whether your dish will be a hit or a miss, as the filling would give the pasta its overall flavor. If you have prepared handmade pasta, make sure to use fresh ingredients for the perfect pairing. For the filling, you will need the following:

  • 7 ounces of ricotta cheese
  • 5 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 Kaiser pear
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and white pepper

How to Make it?

Take one Kaiser pear and peel off its skin, then cut it into small cubes. Mix your pear cuttings with mascarpone, ricotta, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Make sure to mix your fillings well!

Kaiser pear on a plate

After mixing, take your rolled pasta and shape it into disks that are 4-inches in diameter. With a tablespoon, fill your pasta discs in the center, and then seal each disc with a bow, much like how to wrap candy. After filling the pasta, you can cook it by boiling the pieces in salted water.

For the sauce:

Image of a bunch of fresh asparagus on a wooden board.

For the savory sauce, use the following ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of boiled asparagus tops
  • 5 ounces of fresh cream
  • 75 ounces of grated parmesan
  • 1 ounce of butter,
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped marjoram or aneto leaves

How to Make it?

For preparing the authentic Italian fiocchetti sauce, take a pan and heat some butter on it. Then, add whipped cream and a tablespoon of flour, mixing and letting it boil. When it starts to boil, throw in bits of taleggio cheese and grated parmesan after adding the previously boiled asparagus tops cut in small disks.

coarse salt and peppercorns

Serve your cooked fiocchetti pasta pieces with the sauce in a capacious pan, and don’t forget to garnish with bits of asparagus for extra crunchiness.

Let Your Italian Palate Shine

This Italian pasta is ideal for serving as the main course in a three-course dinner or lunch. Serve it with some garlic bread and wine to have more flavors to provide for your guests at the next house party and let them savor a delectable dish of a lifetime. Try out this recipe today, and check out more recipes for delicious dishes on our website.