Creamy Pesto Sauce

    Creamy Pesto Sauce

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    25min


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    Basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan are combined in a blender to create a pesto then it is combined with warm cream to create a wonderful hot pasta sauce.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
    • 60g pine nuts
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 cups (500ml) cream

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a food processor combine basil and garlic. Begin processing and pour in olive oil in a thin stream. Process for about 40 seconds or until mixture begins to emulsify.
    2. Add pine nuts and Parmesan then blend for 1 minute.
    3. Heat cream in a saucepan over low heat until simmering. Pour 1/2 of the hot cream into the processor with basil pesto then pulse for 20 seconds to incorporate.
    4. Pour mixture back into cream and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

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