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Maple Butter Brushed Acorn Squash

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You can make this maple butter brushed acorn squash recipe with pretty much any fall squash!
Ingredients
  Acorn squash 1 Small
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Maple syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Slice the acorn squash into half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Lay them on their flat side and further slice them into 1 inch thick pieces.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKING
3. In a bowl put the butter. Microwave it till melted. Add maple syrup, almond extract and salt. Stir to mix till combined.
4. Place the squash slices on the baking sheet. Brush them with the butter syrup mixture on both the sides.
5. Bake it in the preheated oven for around 30 minutes. After 15 minutes into baking braise the squash once again with the maple syrup butter and continue to bake for the remaining 15 minutes or till they are tender and caramelized.

SERVING
6. In a serving plate, serve the caramelized squash and enjoy with its skin peeled.

TIPS
If desired just before baking sprinkle spices like cinnamon or cloves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Acorn Squash
Interest: 
Fall, Winter
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 97 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.9%

Saturated Fat 2 g9.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8.1 mg2.7%

Sodium 123.2 mg5.1%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.5%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 1 g2.1%

Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 22.9%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Maple Butter Brushed Acorn Squash Recipe Video