Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”2″ details=”” ] Taste of Home’s Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a

Apricot-Ginger Asparagus
Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”2″ details=”” ]

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.

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  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar

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  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground ginger or 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In a small skillet over medium heat, bring the preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, and ginger to a boil.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes or until glaze begins to thicken. Pour over asparagus.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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