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Strawberry Ravioli with Cacao Sauce: Valentine's Day Raw Food Breakfast

What you need: 

[u]Pear Cream Filling[/u]:
1/2 cup cashews, soaked 2 to 4 hours (soaking recommended, but not necessary)
3/4 medium bosc or bartlet pear
1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 pint fresh strawberries [u]Cacao Sauce[/u]:
2 tablespoons shaved raw cacao butter
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon agave, or to taste

What you do: 

1. Pear Cream Filling: In a blender—or Magic Bullet at my house—grind cashews into a flour. Coarsely chop pear. Add it and lemon juice to the cashew flour and blend until smooth. Set aside. (Pear Cream Filling can be made a day or two in advance.)
2. Strawberries: Cut 1/4" segments that can then be sliced to create a pocket. Depending on the size of your berries you may want to slice them lengthwise or crosswise, or alternate. To utilize the strawberry’s natural heart shape remove the stem with a V cut and slice lengthwise.
3. Spoon filling into strawberry ravioli and place directly on a plate.
4. Cacao Sauce: In a double boiler—or your own version—melt the cacao over low heat (the cacao will melt without exceeding the critical 118 degrees). Add cacao powder and stir until dissolved. Add agave, keep stirring. (You may want to use more than a teaspoon of sweetener if you’re a milk chocolate fan or your strawberries aren’t sweet. Omit it if you prefer dark chocolate.)
5. Drizzle desired amount of cacao sauce over ravioli. Serve immediately, this is a great dish to share. Enjoy!
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Preparation Time: 
25 minutes
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i'm made these tonight for Valentine's day :) I already tasted the cream filling and it's awesome.


Oh baby!  These look a-mazing!  Gonna make these for me and  my guy this weekend.  Hubba hubba!


Yay!  So glad you enjoyed this, Redheaded Vegan. And you're absolutely right: the dish is great sans chocolate. When I'm lazy I forgo the fancy presentation and dip whole strawberries in the pear cream then top with a pinch of coconut sugar ... my grandmother would have loved that, she use to eat strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar.

Thanks for the compliment on the photo rainbowdust. They are as delicious as they look. And I'd be happy to come make them for you  ;)


WOW!  Beautiful picture!  It sounds delicious.  Come make it for me.  :D


Wow!  I just made this without the chocolate sauce (because I wasn't in the mood) and the "cream" is amazing!  What a wonderful, tasty, treat that is not overwhelmingly sweet and it went so nicely with the strawberries.  I will absolutely make this again, and can't wait to see what else I can use the pear cream for!

Thank you!

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