Ok, so the title could be argued once you break down what a Ravioli really is. Merriam-Webster defines Ravioli as pasta in the form of little cases of dough containing a savory filling (as of meat or cheese). Well folks, this isn’t Ravioli to Merriam and Webster. But, this does resemble the look of Ravioli to my eye. No, it isn’t savory, as it is rich and sweet inside and coated in sugar and cinnamon. Also, I’m not using pasta…it’s merely loaf bread. Delicious to say the least!
I found this recipe in the depths of Maw-Maw’s cookbook. I looked and looked at it until I determined I had not seen this recipe before, nor had I had the pleasure of enjoying it. I immediately called her up to ask her a few questions about the recipe. The first thing she said was, “Oh, those are gooood.” I responded with, “Well, why haven’t you ever made them for us???” A cute conversation later, it was determined that this was a recipe she got from another family member quite a few years ago. Now, I’m sure it’s not the oldest of the recipes in her cookbook. But, it’s very possibly one of the newer ones, even if it is about 8 years old. I recommend you try these. We should all savor the sweetness in life….and goodness, these are sweet and tasty! Enjoy!
Cinnamon and Sugar Raviolis
- 1 loaf white bread (crust removed)
- 1 8 ounce block of cream cheese
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 cup margarine (melted)
- Flatten each piece of bread with a rolling pin. I’ll be honest, I am just now learning how to use my rolling pin. Not sure I like it yet, but I’m getting there.
- Cream the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and egg yolk together in your mixer until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon together.
- In a third bowl, have your melted margarine ready to go.
- Put 1 dollop of the cream cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Don’t put too much on it, because we want to be able to pull it over itself and press it closed like a Ravioli.
- Fold each piece in half and seal the edges.
- Dip the pocket in the melted margarine first, and then dip in the cinnamon/sugar mix, then place on a cookie pan. I would recommend using Parchment Paper. I made a mess. *smiles*
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve warm. Very good treat to have! I had leftover filling, so I put it in a small baking dish and baked it until golden brown on top. Of course I served it with a spread of Nutella when it was done. *big smiles*