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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze ---

Are you a fan of squash? 

I love it in any way, shape or form...
from Acorn to Zucchini...

Roasted, baked, sauteed, pureed, or grilled...
in breads, soups, cakes, salads, pastas, or on the side.

This week, I found myself with an abundance of 
different types of squash in the fridge.
Why, you ask?
Well, I had this brilliant idea to create a Thanksgiving centerpiece 

using different types of squash, but, let's just say it didn't pan out, 
and I had to "squash" that plan, so to speak.

Unlike other failed projects, at least this one is edible. 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze ---

One of my favorite ways to make squash is to roast it with a little brown sugar.
But, when I googled "How to use up lots of squash from a busted blog post attempt," I came across this recipe for 
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze from Spoon Fork Bacon

It was super-easy.
The hardest part was cutting the squash.
Please. Be. Careful. 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze ---

I thought there would be some left over,
but, um, a certain person at the table, uh, couldn't stop eating it. 

This is a great side dish for Thanksgiving, 
or a nice way to amp up a regular meal. 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze ---
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze - a great side dish for Thanksgiving  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

How easy is that?  
Just look at all of that caramelized maple-y glaze. 
Good thing I have about six more squash in the fridge.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze ---

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  1. I love squash and the recipe seems easy, though I'm sure to add a few drops of blood in the glazing... I'm not very good with a knife and a squash!

    1. Use a dish towel, or damp paper towels....lay that puppy horizontally on them, & using *Sharp* staring edge knife, cut in half downward. Dominant hand on handle, other hand flat against top of knife end! If it runs away, track him down, rinse & try again. Do NOT be tempted to ask someone to hold it in place. Prosthetic fingers are really hard to get!!!

  2. Hi! Great idea! I've just shared you in facebook
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  3. I am a squash girl too and love it any way I can get it. Thanks for the new recipe!!

  4. This week I read a recipe for spaghetti squash on Facebook and the advice was to pierce the skin a few places where you plan to cut and then microwave it a couple of minutes prior to soften it. I had just narrowly escaped losing an appendage while cutting up acorn squash and wished I had read that tip a day earlier. I have no idea if it works. I'm assuming the trick would work on all thick-skinned squash. I agree the toughest part of fixing butternut, acorn, or spaghetti squash is cutting it up!

  5. I love acorn squash and have been roasting it a lot this fall, love the maple glaze you made! What a great idea, that sounds delicious!

  6. Yum, this looks and sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!!


  7. Oh My! let's just slap all the sugary sweet goodness on my thighs! My mama would make acorn squash with brown sugar and butter, but I think this recipe might taste even better!

  8. Ok Amy, I want to know how you can mess up a squash centerpiece?! lol As for me, I can mess up cutting one of those bad boys and lose a couple of fingers in the process :(

  9. How weird is it that I haven't cooked acorn squash in at least a decade or more. Well I shall have to get some and try this!

  10. We love squash at our house. We just brought a couple of kinds yesterday at the farm market. I will try this one!

  11. Oh yummy! What a perfect Thanksgiving side Amy! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Yum!! We need to try this! My kids will love it!

  13. Thanks for coming and linking up at our Happy Holidays Link Party. We'd love to see you back next week starting Saturdays @7pm ET on The Midnight Baker from now until Christmas!

  14. Golly this sounds, nummy. I have never tried it this way before. Grins and happy Thanksgiving. Sandi

  15. this looks and sounds so good Amy. Thanks for this recipe and I will have to make this dish for the fall and winter months.

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  17. I'm a college student and I just tried this recipe, definitely a great one! I really liked how simple it was--well after I managed to cut the acorn squash haha. Thanks for sharing!


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