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Chili-Brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

November/December 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (41 votes)

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 Recipe

12 Reviews for Chili-Brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

11/28/2010
Anonymous

Delicious in spite of the mushy pears!

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11/18/2010
Anonymous

Yummy!! I added an onion to the bacon. Agree with previous comment that chili powder & brown sugar are a great combination. Also liked how roasting improved the flavors of pears & squash.

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11/17/2010
Anonymous

I second the more bacon comment, would recommend at least 3 slices preferably 4 slices. I substituted maple syrup for the brown sugar. Instead of using two pears, I used one pear and a persimmon. If you have persimmons, you should really try adding one.

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11/16/2010
Anonymous

This dish has excellent flavor. I love the sweet and hot and salty combination. My squash and pears were a little mushy after cooking which left the texture a bit questionable. Next time I will try roasting with a hotter oven for less time.

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11/06/2010
Anonymous

Enjoyed this dish! I think it needs a couple of strips more of bacon though and will add eggs for a different way to enjoy breakfast/dinner. I can't wait to try the other delicata squash recipes.

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