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Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

Yield 9 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Use real maple syrup in this recipe for a more complex dish. The syrup brings out the natural sweetness in the squash. And while the squash roasts, the sugars caramelize, intensifying the flavor. The darker the syrup, the richer the flavor.

Ingredients

  • 6 acorn squash (about 1 pound each)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 170
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 4.4 g
  • carbohydrate 34.6 g
  • fiber 4.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 222 mg
  • calcium 102 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Cut each squash in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and membranes. Cut each half crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices; peel. Combine syrup, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring well. Add squash; toss to coat.

  3. Place squash in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until tender, stirring every 10 minutes.