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Sicilian Honey Pasta | Pasta Cò Meli Recipe

Sicilians are masters of sugar, including when they cook pasta. This sweet pasta is made with a toasted almond pesto and glazed in honey. Diners with a sweet tooth will enjoy it served like a normal pasta dish, but it can also be cooled to room temperature in small cake molds and served as a dessert.

Sicilian Honey Pasta | Pasta Cò Meli Recipe

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Makes: Serves 2

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • ½ cup (50 g) almonds

  • ¼ cup (30 g) dry bread crumbs

  • Salt

  • 5.5 ounces (160 g) spaghetti

  • ⅓ cup (100 g) honey

  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) ground cinnamon

  • Grated orange zest, to taste

Put a large pot of water on to boil. While it heats up, prepare the pesto.

In a small skillet, toast the almonds over high heat, stirring frequently. Once you can smell the almonds, remove them and transfer into the bowl of a large mortar and pestle. Next, toast the bread crumbs in the same skillet until lightly browned, then add the crumbs into the almonds. Grind them together into a fine crumble.

When the water comes to a rolling boil, salt it generously and add the spaghetti. Set a timer for 1 minute less than the recommended al dente cook time.

When the pasta is nearing completion, place the honey in a large pan over medium/low heat. Thin the honey with about ⅓ cup (80 ml) of the pasta water and stir together.

When the spaghetti is done, use tongs or a spaghetti fork to transfer it into the honey pan. Add the cinnamon and about ⅔ of the pesto into the pan as well. Turn up the heat to medium/high and stir all together until the honey sauce thickens into a sticky glaze.

Serve immediately, topped with a sprinkle of the remaining pesto and a grating of orange zest.

Buon appetito!

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