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Chestnuts with Squash and Cranberries

Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian
Type: Side Dishes

Squash, cranberries, and chestnuts make the perfect side for Thanksgiving, or any other time of the year.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 35M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • pinch of ground allspice
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into bite-size cubes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 7oz (200g) vacuum-sealed jar or package of ready-cooked unsweetened whole peeled chestnuts, halved if large
  • 1/4 cup fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • granulated sugar, if needed
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan, add the allspice, cinnamon, and squash, season well with sea salt and ground black pepper, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until the squash begins to soften. Add more oil, if needed.
  2. Add the chestnuts and stir to coat. Cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes, then add the cranberries and cook for 5 minutes more.
  3. Taste and season again, if needed, adding a little sugar if the cranberries are too tart (and then cook until the sugar is dissolved). Serve with roast chicken or turkey.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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