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Fiocchetti with Pears and Parmesan Cream

If you asked me ten years ago after feasting at a trattoria in Florence on fiocchetti alle pere con salsa di taleggio e asparagi that one day I would be able to replicate the experience, I would have laughed in your face

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Italian Recipe: Fiocchetti with Pears and Parmesan Cream

Ingredients
Vegetarian
∙ Serves 2
Produce
  • 1 Pear
Refrigerated
  • 4 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 12 oz All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Nutmeg, Whole
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
Dairy
  • 1 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 4 oz Mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • 8 oz Whole milk ricotta
  • 1 cup Whole or 2% milk
Italian Recipe: Fiocchetti with Pears and Parmesan Cream

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