Apricot-Ginger Asparagus Recipe
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Apricot-Ginger Asparagus Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a few simple seasonings to dress up tender asparagus spears. This succulent side dish goes great with any entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, bring 1 in. of water to a boil; place asparagus in a steamer basket over water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and keep warm.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, bring the preserves, vinegar, cinnamon and ginger to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes or until glaze begins to thicken. Pour over asparagus. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Ginger Asparagus in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p184

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