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Pear Flavored Pasta Fiocchetti With Taleggio Cheese Sauce and Asparagus

Image of Uncooked pouches or bows of Fiocchetti pasta.

Italy is not only home to the numerous masterpieces of the Renaissance era but is also the center of the world’s best cuisine. At the heart of Italy lies Florence, the city famous for its fiocchettiallepere con salsa di taleggio e asparagi.

Those of us who have feasted on pear flavored Fiocchetti pasta will relish it forever, for it is no less than a dish sent from Heaven. But for those who have not been fortunate enough to visit this beautiful city and savor its delectables treats, we have brought the recipe to you.

Below we have shared the recipe for pear flavored pasta fiocchetti created by one of Italy’s most renowned chefs. Pair this pasta with finger-licking taleggio cheese sauce and asparagus to get the gist of Italian cuisine.

Our Authentic Italian Recipe

From pasta to the sauce and the fillings, our chefs have culled a list of everything you need for the ever-famous Italian taste. From ingredients to a step by step guide, below is everything you need to master this cuisine!

For the Pasta

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

While you may get ready-made egg pasta, for a fresh Italian vibe, use the following ingredients:

  • 16 ounces durum wheat semolina
  • 5 ounces 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 three eggs at room temperature, whipping them lightly in a mixing bowl. Add flour, oil, and a pinch of salt to the beaten eggs, kneading to get the flour with the right consistency. You may add water as well if needed. Once done, let your dough rest in a napkin for a while. Now it is time to roll the pasta and cook it with fillings!

For the filling:

Image of grated parmesan cheese on a shelf.

The filling matters a lot for determining whether your dish was a hit or a fail. Make sure to use fresh ingredients for a perfect savor. You will need the following:

  • 7 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 5 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1-kaiser pear
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and white pepper

How to Make it?

Take one kaiser pear and peel it, cutting it into small cubes. Amalgamate your cuttings with mascarpone, ricotta, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Make sure to mix your fillings well!

Once done, take your rolled pasta and shape it into disks having a 4-inches diameter. With a tablespoon, fill your pasta discs in the center, sealing it with a bow like candy.

For the sauce:

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

For a savory sauce, use the ingredients as follows:

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

How to Make it?

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

Serve your cooked-in-salted-water fiocchetti with the sauce in a capacious pan: don’t forget to garnish with the asparagus!

Let Your Italian Palate Shine

This pasta is ideal for serving as the main course in a three-course dinner or lunch. Serve it with some garlic bread to tease the palate of your guests at your next house party and let them savor a dish of a lifetime. Try out this recipe today, and let us know in the comments how it turns out!

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