Olive and Apricot Parmesan Pappardelle

By Jody
February 26, 2019

Author Notes: Creamy pasta with dried fruit, salty olives and prosciutto. The brain child of my mother-in-law, Julie. Jody

Serves: 8
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried pappardelle
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1.5 cups finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1.5 cups diced green olives (good quality)
  • 1 cup chopped prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 3/4 cup chopped pistachio (or any other nut besides peanut)
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1.5 cups finely grated Parmesan (or another aged firm cheese)
  • sea salt
  • cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water and cook pasta al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, chop and combine garlic, apricots, olives, prosciutto, rosemary and pistachios.
  3. Finely grate parmesan cheese.
  4. Reserve pasta water and drain pasta.
  5. Add pasta back to large pot and add reserved pasta water, heavy cream and garlic, apricots, olives, prosciutto, rosemary and pistachios.
  6. Add grated Parmesan.
  7. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve topped with a sprig of rosemary and Parmesan petals.

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