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Caramelized Spiced Pears

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Caramelized Spiced Pears
Ingredients 3 ripe but firm pears (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons granulated or light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Pinch of salt
Directions 1. Serve these caramelized pear slices over ice cream, stir into plain yogurt or enjoy as a topping for pancakes or waffles. Brown-skinned Bosc pears hold their shape during cooking, but any variety of pears tastes delicious.
2. Toss pears with lemon juice in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat; stir in the pears. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once halfway through, for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small bowl. After 10 minutes, stir the sugar mixture into the pears. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the pears are tender and glazed, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the type and firmness of the pears. Serve warm.
Nutritional Facts Servings6108 calories4 g fat (2 g sat1 g mono)10 mg cholesterol20 g carbohydrate6 g added sugars0 g protein3 g fiber26 mg sodium107 mg potassium
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Acorn Squash

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Acorn Squash , Good and So So Healthy!
Serves: 2 • 1 large acorn squash • 1/4 cup dried unsulfured apricots, soaked in just enough water to almost cover until soft, then diced • 1 1/2 cups pineapple, chopped • 2 tablespoons raisins • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts • cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut squash in half, remove seeds, and bake face down in ½ inch of water for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the apricots and soaking liquid, pineapple, raisins, and walnuts.
After the squash has cooked, scoop the fruit/nut mixture into the squash’s center. Place in pan and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon, then put it back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
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