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Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie Chartrand

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise & seeded
2 TB orange juice
Salt to taste
3 TB unsalted butter
3 TB maple syrup
1 1/2 TB brown sugar
Ground pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees & preheat a cookie sheet.
2) Score the inside of both squash halves by making 1/4 inch deep, criss-crossed slashes from side to side in the flesh.
3) Brush the insides with the orange juice and sprinkle salt over the squash.
4) Place sqash halves on the preheated cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
5) Meanwhile, simmer butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, black pepper, & cayenne (optional) on a small pan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir occasionally.
6) Remove squash from oven & pour any liquid out of the squash.
7) Brush the maple glaze over each squash & return squash to the oven for another 20 minutes.
8) Remove from oven & redistribute glaze over the edges.
9) Serve with the extra maple glaze on the side.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour total
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You will want to make this squash often. A real Treat!

 

 

 

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