Orange-Pecan-Squash Bake

A hearty helping of honey is tempered with orange juice to perfectly flavor this pecan-sprinkled squash dish.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
small butternut squash (about 1 lb)
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons orange juice
2
tablespoons chopped pecans

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut squash into 4 pieces; discard seeds and membranes. Place squash skin side down in baking dish. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar, honey, butter and orange juice. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans.
  • 3 Spoon brown sugar mixture evenly over squash. Bake about 10 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut squash into 4 pieces; discard seeds and membranes. Place squash skin side down in baking dish. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar, honey, butter and orange juice. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans.
  • 3 Spoon brown sugar mixture evenly over squash. Bake about 10 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.

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Butternut squash is golden yellow and is shaped like a peanut.

You can use other types of winter squash, such as buttercup or acorn.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
35g
35%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
190%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.