Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

Apricot preserves and seasonings make asparagus extraordinary.

from Taste of Home Celebrations
Apricot-Ginger Asparagus Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

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  • prep 5 min    cook 15 min
  • serves 2

Taste of Home’s Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a few simple seasonings to dress up tender asparagus spears. This succulent side dish goes great with any entree.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground ginger or 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

    How to make it  20 minutes


  • 1

    In a large skillet, bring 1 in. of water to a boil; place asparagus in a steamer basket over water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and keep warm.

  • 2

    In a small skillet over medium heat, bring the preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, and ginger to a boil.

  • 3

    Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes or until glaze begins to thicken. Pour over asparagus.

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