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Chili-brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 40 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
adapted fromEating Well

Ingredients

  • 1 delicata squash
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

Prep: 1. Preheat oven to 425 2. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. (don't peel!) 3. Slice pears. Make: 1. Toss squash in a large bowl with pears, half the oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a large baking sheet. 2. Roast squash and pears until just tender, stirring once or twice, 20-25 minutes. 3. About 2 minutes before squash is done, over medium heat in a large skillet, stir in remaining half of the olive oil, water, brown sugar and chili powder. Add squash and pears; toss to coat. Serve.

Notes

If you like bacon, this is a great place to add a few slices. It's also delicious with your favorite toasted nuts or seeds sprinkled on top.

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