Peachy Green Beans Recipe

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Apricot preserves lend a sweet flavor to tender green beans, while cayenne pepper gives this side a slight kick. Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota shares the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons peach preserves
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 106 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine preserves and cayenne. Cook, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds or until preserves are melted. Transfer beans to a serving bowl; add peach mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Peachy Green Beans in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p31

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 163251
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I made this with my home made brandy peach conserve and it was delicious."

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