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Sugared Asparagus Recipe
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Sugared Asparagus Recipe

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When my husband and I moved from Oklahoma to Rio Grande Valley in Texas years ago, I gained an appreciation for a variety of fresh vegetables. This tasty recipe is a simple way to dress up one of our favorites—asparagus! —Billie Moss, El Sobrante, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 88 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add asparagus; saute for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  2. Remove asparagus to a serving dish and keep warm. Cook sauce, uncovered, until reduced by half. Pour over asparagus. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Sugared Asparagus in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 88 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

I didn't feel it was any better than to simply steam and butter. S.M.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

I loved it, and everyone else in my house did too. Just made it tonight :)

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Reviewed May. 24, 2012

husband loves!

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

Just tried it and loved it!

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

Excellent side dish recipe! Very easy to make and enjoyed by everyone! I make it for special dinners such as Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thank you Billie!

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