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Holiday Entertaining: Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

To me acorn squash goes with maple the same way that peanut butter goes with jelly.  It’s just always going to be a winning combination.

This is a fun and flavorful dish for your Thanksgiving.  However, it does take a bit of time to cut and peel each of the acorn squashes.  (Special thanks to my husband for getting these prepped for me the day of our dinner party!)  If time is a bit more short, you could leave the skins on and your guests can just scoop out the flesh when they eat.  Either way, you’re going to have a tasty side dish to your gathering!

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squashfrom Cooking Light Magazine

  • 6 acorn squash (about 1 pound each)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked ground pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut each squash in half lengthwise.  Discard seeds and membranes.  Cut each half crosswise into 1-inch thick slices; peel.

Combine syrup, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring well.  Add squash; toss to coat.

Place squash in two jelly pan coated with cooking spray (or do one batch at a time).  Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, or until tender, stirring every 10 minutes.

Watch for more recipes coming up that are part of our

‘Thanksgiving Dinner’ Menu!

9 comments on “Holiday Entertaining: Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

  1. Cloches & Lavender
    November 19, 2012

    This sounds great!

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  3. Marcella Rousseau
    November 19, 2012

    I enjoy acorn squash too. I halve it and put it cut side down on a heat-proof dish with 4-5 tablespoons of water. I nuke it in the microwave until soft to the touch about 5-6 minutes. then I turn it cut side up and butter it with about a tablespoon of butter. Then I smear it with orange marmalade. I make my own but store bought is just as good. Then I broil it for a few minutes. It sounds complicated but it’s simple and delicious! You should try it; I think you’ll really like it. If you have any questions, let me know ; – )

  4. petit4chocolatier
    November 19, 2012

    Kenley, this sounds and looks delicious!! I like the idea of maple syrup with the squash. Are you beginning your Thanksgiving preparations already?

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 20, 2012

      Yes, in fact we already finished. 🙂 We had our Thankful with Friends dinner party this past Saturday. Now this Thursday will pry be much more low-key.

      • petit4chocolatier
        November 20, 2012

        You are too much Kenley! You amaze me : )

      • Green Door Hospitality
        November 20, 2012


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