Squash with Pears & Cranberries

Squash with Pears & Cranberries

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Tender cubes of winter squash are cooked with cranberries and then sprinkled with toasted pecans in this easy side dish.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pound winter squash, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ¼ cup pecan pieces, toasted


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  1. In large skillet, stir together cranberry juice, corn syrup, and cloves. Bring just to boiling. Stir in squash. Cover and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until nearly tender.
  2. Cut one pear lengthwise into sixths; remove core. Peel and core remaining pear; cut into small cubes. Add pears and cranberries to squash mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until squash and cranberries are tender. Sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 122 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 724 IU vitamin A; 18 mg vitamin C; 26 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 12 mg sodium; 292 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fat, ½ fruit

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