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Lemony Acorn Slices

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Category: Vegetarian, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lg Acorn squash about 2.25 lbs
  • -each
  • 1 c Plus 2 tablespoons water;
  • -divided
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 tb Butter or margarine
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Pepper
  • Lemon wedges and fresh mint;
  • -optional


Wash squash. Cut in half lengthwise; remove and discard the seeds and
membrane. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2 in slices; discard ends. Place
slices in a large skillet. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a heavy
saucepan, combine sugar and remaining water. Cook over medium heat until
sugar melts and syrup is golden, stirring occasionally. Remove from the
heat; carefully add lemon juice, butter, salt and pepper. Cook and stir
over low heat until butter melts. Place squash on a serving plate; top with
syrup. Garnish with lemon and mint if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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