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Sweet Sage Cream Sauce (without the Sage!)


"This recipe is for a sweet 'sage' cream sauce that we serve over butternut squash ravioli. This sauce has a unique taste that we first tried at a local Italian restaurant. This is our version of their sage cream sauce (even though we don't use sage in our recipe). It is basically all the sweetest tastes of Thanksgiving in a ravioli dish. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add a little more cream."
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20 m servings 334 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Calories:
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 33.8 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Melt the butter with the cooking oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix the rosemary, thyme, and flour into the butter mixture; cook and stir until smooth, bubbling, and turns a light tan color, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir the heavy cream into the flour mixture a little at a time, allowing each addition to incorporate fully before adding more. Stir the nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt, and pepper into the cream mixture; cook and stir until smooth.

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  1. 25 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I must say...I did make a few changes, and wow! I did add 1/2 tsp. sage as others suggested (if you like it, which I do); I took others' suggestion and only added 1 tsp. brown sugar instead of 1...

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Nice flavor, just not intended for pasta.

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I must say...I did make a few changes, and wow! I did add 1/2 tsp. sage as others suggested (if you like it, which I do); I took others' suggestion and only added 1 tsp. brown sugar instead of 1...

very sweet and rich, but goes well with pumpkin or squash ravioli

I omitted the oil, used soy milk instead of cream, and omitted the brown sugar. This was great on beet raviolis! I can't wait to top other kinds of pasta with this sauce!

Very good. A little too thick, though. Would use more milk next time. Served it over Trader Joes honey roasted pumpkin ravioli. Yum! Perfect meal on a cool, fall night.

This recipe works... but note the variations. variation 1: just do the ingredients in the first column: butter, oil, thyme, rosemary, flour. This is actually what i was hoping for... a...

I added the sage anyway and used skim milk that I thickened with a little cornstarch instead of flour. I know it sounds kinda strange but it worked and less fat. It had a very nice taste and was...

I love this recipe with butternut squash ravioli. It's amazing and addicting! I've made it a few times and it's perfect when you're breastfeeding since sage can reduce milk supply.

Delicious but cut sugar by 1/2 and added chicken broth as well as sage for flavor.

This was great with our homemade acorn squash ravioli. It was quite thick and next time I would add more cream or milk. I also added walnuts to the dish as a final touch.