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Gingered Squash and Pears Recipe

Gingered Squash and Pears Recipe

"Butternut squash and pears are a delightful duo delicately seasoned with ginger, honey and nutmeg," assures Jane Rossi of Charlotte, North Carolina. "This is a pretty dish, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 6-1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1. Place squash in a large skillet; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir in pear and ginger. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until pear is tender. Stir in honey and heat through. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 72 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.