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Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
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A recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, from the 2007 Classic in Aspen.

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  1. 1 pound dried fettuccine
  2. 6 ounces thinly sliced pancetta, coarsely chopped
  3. 2 ounces sliced bacon, coarsely chopped
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1 cup heavy cream
  6. 1 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  7. 6 large egg yolks
  8. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  9. 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the fettuccine until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, cook the pancetta and bacon over moderately high heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Add the cinnamon and cook for 10 seconds. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the cream with the grated cheese and egg yolks and season with salt and pepper. Add the mixture to the skillet and remove from the heat.
  4. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the water. Add the pasta and the reserved water to the skillet and simmer gently, tossing until the pasta is coated with a thick sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the carbonara in shallow bowls, sprinkled with the chives.