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Harvest your garden sage for use in these delicious recipes

Ravioli with cream & sage

Makes 4 servings

Simple though this may sound—and it is—something magical happens when good-quality cheese-filled ravioli (or tortellini) is combined with cream, then treated to a generous handful of fresh sage before serving. Cucina rustica at its best.

1     cup (250 mL) whipping cream
6     bay leaves
1     tsp. (5 mL) salt
1     lb. (450 g) fresh cheese ravioli or tortellini
16    fresh sage leaves, snipped into pieces with scissors
Freshly ground pepper

Combine cream and bay leaves in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and discard bay leaves. Cover skillet with a lid and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt and ravioli; cook until just tender, about 5 minutes.

Drain well; add pasta to cream and toss to coat. Transfer ravioli to warmed, shallow serving bowls, spooning sauce overtop.

Sprinkle with sage and pepper; serve immediately.

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