I had an acorn squash in the refrigerator that I needed to use up. I usually cook them with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg but this time I decided to try maple syrup and brown sugar. It was so delicious! I love the flavor of the maple syrup with the creamy and delicious squash. It not only looks really pretty but it tastes wonderful too. I was shocked that my kids didn’t care for this dish since they love maple syrup, I think it may be the texture. My husband and I both really loved it.Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Spread the butter all over each half of the squash. Sprinkle with brown sugar then drizzle with maple syrup. In a deep baking dish, add enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Place the squash facing up in the dish.
Cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Take off the tin foil and turn the oven to broil so you can brown the tops of each squash – watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. You can slice into chunks or scoop out the flesh and eat it like mashed potatoes – whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy.
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