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Maple-Ginger-root Vegetables Recipe

Maple-Gingerroot Vegetables RecipeRating 5My family loves this recipe because it brings out the lovely flavors of the vegetables. Even my children enjoy it…they love the drizzle of maple syrup! It’s a tasty way to introduce kids to turnips, rutabaga and parsnips, too. —Kelli Ritz Innisfail, Alberta

Maple-Gingerroot Vegetables Recipe

  • Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Yield: 24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 5 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 5 small carrots, sliced
  • 3 medium turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup maple syrup

Directions

  • Place the first seven ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag; add the oil, ginger, salt and pepper. Seal bag and shake to coat. Arrange vegetables in a single layer in two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25 minutes, stirring once. Drizzle with syrup. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender, stirring once. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts3/4 cup equals 92 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

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Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin Recipe

Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin RecipeRating 5

This easy, delicious and healthy side is a showpiece that always delights. You can use grain, squash, fruits and nuts to suite your taste—it’s impossible to go wrong! —Lynn Heisel, Jackson, Missouri

Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin Recipe

  • Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Yield: 2 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 small pie pumpkin (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon Filippo Berio® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3 dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

  • Wash pumpkin; cut into six wedges. Remove loose fibers and seeds from the inside and discard or save seeds for toasting. Brush wedges with oil. Place onto an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in the pecans, apricots, raisins, salt, curry, cinnamon and cardamom if desired.
  • Set four pumpkin wedges aside for another use. Sprinkle cumin onto remaining wedges; top with rice mixture. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts:1 pumpkin wedge and 3/4 cup rice equals 389 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle RecipeRating 4

Soft layers of pumpkin, spicy gingerbread and creamy whipped topping make this decadent trifle a feast for your eyes and your stomach. —Amy Geiser, Fairlawn, Ohio

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

  • Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Yield: 25 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (14-1/2 ounces each) gingerbread cake mix
  • 1 package (4.6 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (29 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

Directions

  • Prepare and bake gingerbread according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • Meanwhile, for pudding, in a large saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Combine pumpkin and brown sugar; stir into pudding.
  • In a 4-qt. glass serving bowl, crumble one gingerbread cake; gently press down. Top with half of pudding mixture and whipped topping. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 25 servings (1 cup each).

Nutritional Facts1 cup equals 250 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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