Pear, Pecorino & Mascarpone Ravioli . . .

     Nothing says love like homemade pasta. At the Manhattan restaurant Felidia, chef-owner Lidia Bastianich mixes tender, sweet Bartlett pears with sharp pecorino and creamy mascarpone to make the filling for this rich ravioli




For the Pasta Dough . . .

2 2⁄3 cups flour, plus more

1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

1 tsp. olive oil, plus more

4 eggs


For the Pear–Cheese Filling and Sauce . . .

1 lb. pecorino cheese, grated, plus more for serving

3⁄4 cup mascarpone

6 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and grated

12 tbsp. unsalted butter

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Instructions . . .

     Make the dough: Mix flour and salt in a food processor. With the motor running, add oil, eggs, and 1–2 tbsp. water, until dough forms. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; knead until dough is elastic, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap; let rest 1 hour at room temperature.

     Make the filling: Stir pecorino, mascarpone, and pears in a bowl; chill until ready to use.

     On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 3 balls. Working with 1 ball at a time, and keeping the remaining dough covered with a damp cloth, roll ball into an 11" x 30" rectangle. With a long side facing you, place 1 1⁄2 tbsp. mounds of filling in 2 rows of 10 on the top half of the dough, leaving a 1 1⁄2" border at the edges and spacing the mounds about 2 1⁄2" apart. Brush dough with water. Fold bottom half of dough up and over filling. Press dough to seal, squeezing out air pockets around filling. Using a pastry cutter or knife, cut out ravioli; transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

     Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook ravioli until al dente, 3–4 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer ravioli to skillet, along with 1 cup cooking water, salt, and pepper; toss to combine. Transfer ravioli to a serving platter; garnish with more pecorino and pepper.