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Glazed Squashes and Sweet Potato

The sweetness of this dish is offset by the spiciness of the chili powder.

  • Servings: 12
Glazed Squashes and Sweet Potato

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2007

Ingredients

  • 10 strips smoked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound), cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch wedges
  • 1/2 Hubbard squash (about 2 pounds), seeded and cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 2 large delicata squashes (about 1 1/2 pounds each), cut crosswise into 1-inch rings and seeded
  • 1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • Coarse salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large saute pan over medium heat until browned and crisp, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in pan, and pour off excess.

  2. Add butter to pan with drippings. Melt over medium heat. Add sugar, cloves, and chili powder. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add sweet potato, squashes, stock, wine, salt, and bacon, and stir gently. Bring to a simmer. Cover, and cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Uncover, raise heat to medium-high, and cook until liquid is syrupy, about 5 minutes. Carefully invert pan onto a serving platter. Serve immediately.

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