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Chili-Brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

November/December 2010

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Pears and delicata squash tossed with brown sugar, chili powder and bacon is a delectable combination. To make this vegetarian, omit the bacon and toss the squash and pears with the brown sugar and chili powder during the last 5 minutes of roasting.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Loved this one. It will be a regular. I agree with the comments on the need for more bacon; For those with mushy pears, you may not have used a good variety. I'd advise asking your grocer which types hold up to baking better. "
Chili-Brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

Makes: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound delicata squash (about 1 large)
  • 2 medium ripe but firm pears, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out the seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Toss in a large bowl with pears, oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a large baking sheet.
  3. Roast the squash and pears until just tender, stirring once or twice, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Discard all but 2 teaspoons fat from the pan. Over medium heat, stir in water, brown sugar and chili powder. Add the squash and pears; toss to coat. Crumble the bacon on top.

Nutrition

Per serving: 160 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 6 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 6 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 412 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (219% daily value), Vitamin C (31% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat


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