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Grilled Maple- and Pecan-Topped Butternut Squash
small butternut squash (1 1/2 lb each)
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
teaspoons grated orange peel
tablespoons pure maple syrup
cup chopped pecans
Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Cut each squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place squash half, cut side up, on each piece of foil. Sprinkle with salt.
In small bowl, mix butter, orange peel and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Brush over squash halves. Fold foil over squash so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
Cover and grill packets over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 25 minutes, until squash is tender. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Sprinkle pecans over squash; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
Winter squash, such as butternut, are an excellent source of beta-carotene and potassium.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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