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 Maple Butternut Squash And Bacon

6 Cups butternut squash peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
4 Slices bacon
1/3 Cup maple syrup
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Cook bacon until crisp and crumble. Cook squash until barely tender (in microwave about 10 to 12 minutes in 1 tablespoon water). Add maple syrup and toss to coat squash. Cook uncovered in microwave 1 to 2 minutes until squash is tender.

Transfer squash with slotted spoon to serving bowl and keep warm. Microwave liquid remaining in casserole at High power until thickened slightly. Pour liquid over squash. Sprinkle bacon, lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Toss mixture.

Serves 6

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