Delicata Squash with Pears

Chili-Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears
Serves 4
Do food allergies create dinnertime challenges in your kitchen? No longer! Tracy Stuckrath is one of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, so she speaks from personal and professional experience. A certified event planner, Tracy founded Thrive! Meetings and Events and through her services, is changing the hospitality industry—and the health of our nation—one event at a time. She'll lead two seasonal cooking classes this quarter at The Cook's Warehouse -including one on October 22 on Safe Halloween Treats - where she will share recipes and tips on eating allergy-free this fall and beyond. Today she shares this exciting fall recipe. Pears and delicata squash tossed with agave nectar, chili powder and bacon is a delectable combination. To make this vegetarian, omit the bacon and toss the squash and pears with the agave nectar and chili powder during the last 5 minutes of roasting.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. delicata squash (about 1 large)
  2. 2 med ripe but firm pears, sliced
  3. 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1/4 tsp. salt
  5. 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  6. 2 slices bacon
  7. 2 Tbsp. water
  8. 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
  9. 1 tsp. chili powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out the seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.
  3. Toss in a large bowl with pears, oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Spread pears and delicata on a large baking sheet.
  5. Roast until just tender, stirring once or twice, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Discard all but 2 teaspoons fat from the pan.
  9. Over medium heat, stir in water, brown sugar and chili powder.
  10. Add the squash and pears; toss to coat.
  11. Crumble the bacon on top.
Notes
  1. This recipe is (GF, DF, EF, SF, NF, PF, ShF, FF, V & Vg (w/o bacon)
Adapted from Adapted from EatingWell, November/December 2010
Adapted from Adapted from EatingWell, November/December 2010
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