Try This Vegetarian Squash Dish with Pecans and Cranberries

Squash with Pecans and Cranberries



1/4 cup pecans

1 tablespoons dried cranberries

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup vegetable broth

1 cup diced or julienned butternut squash

1 cup diced or julienned acorn squash

1 cup diced or julienned pumpkin

2 tablespoons butter

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper, as needed



Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Place the pecans on a shallow baking pan and toast the pecans approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Set aside.

Combine the dried cranberries with boiling water. Allow them to plump for 10 to 15 minutes. Chop them coarsely and set aside.

Bring the broth to a boil over high heat in a skillet. Add the squash and pumpkin. Cover the skillet and simmer over low heat until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the cover, increase the heat to high, and allow any excess moisture to cook away, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Drain the cranberries and add them to the skillet along with the pecans, butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes, stirring gently to distribute all of the ingredients evenly. Serve immediately.




Reprinted with permission from Farmstand Favorites: Pumpkins. ISBN: 978-1-57826-357-8 $5.95 (paperback). From Hatherleigh Press. Distributed by Random House.