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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010




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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • 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.

  • Roast the squash and pears until just tender, stirring once or twice, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • 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.


Easy cleanup: To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you bake.

Nutrition Facts

about 3/4 cup
138 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 26.4g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 12.8g; fat 4g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 3.5mg; vitamin a iu 10976.5IU; vitamin c 18.4mg; folate 24.8mcg; calcium 52.9mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 36.8mg; potassium 413.1mg; sodium 224.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.

2 starch, 1 fat