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Monday, 19 November 2012 02:22

Cranberry-Apricot Delicata Squash

Written by Ashley C.

From Eating Well

This recipe combines the antioxidant benefits of tart cranberries with the delicate sweetness of dried apricots and nutty almonds.

Delicata squash is a distinctive winter squash with green stripes on yellow skin whose thin skin does not need to be peeled. It is milder and not as sweet as other squashes and tastes wonderful mixed with any kind of nuts or dried fruits you have on hand.

Winter squash provides a variety of health benefits including high levels of potassium (important for bone health), vitamin B6 (essential to the nervous and immune systems), fiber (promotes a healthy gut and protects against colon cancer), folate and vitamin C.

Cranberry-Apricot Delicata Squash

4 servings, about 2/3 cup each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound delicata squash (about 1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds


  1. Cut the squash in quarters lengthwise; scoop out the seeds. Slice very thinly crosswise.
  2. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Steam the squash until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Whisk oil, cider or juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Add the squash, apricots, cranberries and chives; toss to coat.
  5. Serve sprinkled with almonds.





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