Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash intimidates me.  I think it’s because it has a hard outer shell.  But once you crack that hard outer shell and figure out how to cook it, it can be a very good thing.   And since winter squash is in season right now and always on sale, I decided to grab a few while at the store.   I’ve made acorn squash baked and stuffed before, but I wanted to try something different this time.  So I glazed it with maple syrup.  I’ve found that the tiny humans will eat anything that is glazed with maple syrup.

Start by cutting the acorn squash in slices.   Remove seeds.  Lay on a foil lined baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe:

1 acorn squash, seeded and sliced
salt and pepper (to taste)
about 2 Tablespoons olive oil
about 1/3 cup maple syrup

Lay the sliced acorn squash on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, until squash is fork tender.  Serve and enjoy!

Caroline