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Acorn Squash with Maple Syrup

Yield 4 servings
Prep: 4 minutes; Cook: 16 minutes. A taste of the holidays, this steamed winter squash is bathed in butter and maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 101
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 21.4 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 177 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds and discard. Cut each piece in half.

  2. Place squash in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook 15 to 18 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and transfer to serving plates.

  3. Place butter, syrup, and salt in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds; stir with a whisk. Spoon butter mixture over squash; sprinkle with cinnamon.

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