Local woman's $1M pumpkin ravioli (recipe included)


March 27, 2012 3:38:19 PM PDT
A woman from Chester County is enjoying the sweet taste of victory after winning the $1-million prize in a Pillsbury Bake-Off contest.

Christina Verrelli of Devon, Pennsylvania won the grand prize for her recipe for Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream.

She found out she won on the Hallmark Channel's "Martha Stewart Show."

"This is definitely a twist on a classic. Ravioli are generally savory, they could also be sweet, but they're boiled dough filled with something good. This is actually a baked ravioli...it's actually very tasty," Martha Stewart said.

Verrelli's recipe beat out 99 other home cooks vying for the grand prize in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off.

After she found out she had won, Verrelli revealed her inspiration for the dish.

"My father passed away in 2006, never cooked anything; the only thing he ever cooked was the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner, so I was trying to channel a little bit of Dad's special love," Christina said.

Want to make the $1-million Pumpkin Ravioli yourself?

Here's the recipe: http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/pumpkin-ravioli-with-salted-caramel-whipped-cream/b85ce596-8f93-4500-b192-ceaa2845fb91/