Baked Maple Acorn Squash
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Serves: 8 servings
This healthy, delicious, and beautiful side dish is the perfect quick & easy addition to your Thanksgiving menu!
  • 2 whole acorn squash
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Carefully cut each squash in half and clean out the seeds. Score the inside of each piece with a knife. Put the pieces flesh side up on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to the center of each and drizzle each piece with 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup.
  3. Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil, leaving an opening for the steam to escape. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the squash is golden brown. For the last 5 minutes turn on the broiler and let the squash get a little more brown and the liquid bubbly.
  5. To eat just scrape out the insides and mix all that flavorful juice in. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼th squash Calories: 77 Fat: 2.8g Carbohydrates: 13.5g Fiber: 1.5g Protein: 0.8g
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