Ravioli with Apples and Pears

T-minus 12 days until The Culinary Couple begins cohabitation! Until then, we continue to cook separately during the week.

Last Wednesday, after baking a scrumptious spiced apple cake and before enjoying a big slice, I adapted a ravioli recipe from the latest issue of Real Simple. It combines some of my favorite fall flavors: apples, pears, walnuts, and nutmeg. It’s simple and a small enough portion for one person, but I’ll definitely make it for Nick after the big move!



  • 1 lb cheese ravioli
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1  (Gala) apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red pear, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, or any other fall spices
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan



  1. Cook the ravioli according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the walnuts and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the apple, pear, parsley, salt, pepper, and spices and toss to combine. Toss with cooked ravioli and sprinkle with the Parmesan.


(recipe adapted from Real Simple)

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