Apples and Pear recipes: Dinners with a twist

Apples and Pear recipes: Dinner with a twist
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Apples and Pear recipes: Dinner with a twist

Apples and Pear recipes: Dinner with a twist

Bored of your usual dinners? Try these fruity recipe ideas for savory family meals with a twist. Make the most of apple and pear season and try these tasty ideas from TV chef and recipe author Sophie Michell.

Chicken, butternut squash and pear bake (Serves: 4)

4 Chicken breasts (skin on)
500g Butternut squash, peeled
2 Red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
4 Pears
1 Small bunch of sage
1 Lemon
Sea salt and olive oil

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F. Cut the butternut squash into large pieces and lay on to a tray. Peel the pears then cut in half and de-core and quarter the red onions.

2. Arrange the onion and pear on top of the squash and then drizzle with olive oil, season and top with the chicken breasts. Roughly chop the sage leaves and sprinkle over the tray along with the lemon zest.

3. Place the tray into the oven and cook for 45-60 minutes. Serve with green beans and boiled rice.

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