This holiday season add this recipe for Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash to your menu! Acorn squash is roasted with real maple syrup and butter until caramelized. This recipe can be easily adjusted to feed more people.
Course Side Dishes
Keyword acorn squash, butter, fall, maple syrup, roasted, Thanksgiving, vegetable
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 50mins
Total Time 55mins
Author Laurie McNamara
olive oil spray
1pinchkosher saltmore or less to taste
1pinchfreshly ground black peppermore or less to taste
Preheat your oven to 400°.
Cut the acorn squash in half and spritz generously with olive oil spray. Add 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup into the cavity of each squash. Season with a few pinches of kosher salt, black pepper and paprika. Then place 1 tablespoon of (salted) butter in the center of the squash as well.
Roast on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through roasting. Once roasted and fork tender, remove the squash and use a pastry brush to brush the maple butter on the exposed flesh of the squash. Return the pan back to the oven and roast for 10 minutes more.