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Roasted Acorn Squash

Rings of acorn squash brushed with a maple syrup glaze
roast up tender and sweet with just a hint of spice. 
A pretty presentation and a good source of vitamin C.

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Slice acorn squash into 3/4 inch rings. Using a sharp pairing knife remove seeds and membrane by running knife around circle.
  2. Place rings on parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in 400º oven for 10 minutes.
  3. While roasting combine all other ingredients in a small bowl. 
  4. Brush half of the glaze onto rings and roast another 10 minutes. Take out and turn rings over, brush with remaining glaze and roast another 15 minutes. 


  1. I must admit I've never tried squash before, but you Ladies make it look so good that its getting to think of trying this. Great web site and good job and you don't have to convince me that "Mennonite woman can cook" as i can see that from your blog. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania

  2. I just love acorn squash and I love your simple yet beautiful presentation.

  3. I love squash - and your presentation is so pretty. I'll try this with the maple syrup Kathy gave to Char and I. Yum.

  4. This really looks lovely Kathy. For those of us who need to get fiber into our diets this is a good choice, too!

  5. How about we try this on the BBQ? Can you imagine? Let me know what you think> I just happen to have an acorn squash waiting to fulfill its' role on this earth...

  6. So simple yet sounds and looks delicious!!

  7. Kathy...this looks delicious. My mom used to stuff her squash with a ground beef and maybe a rice you have a recipe like that? I wish I could remember it... But when sliced it had this beautiful golden ring and then the beef in the middle...hmmm....I like this simple tasty presentation you have going here too Kathy.

  8. done it on BBQ. add more maple syrup, to taste...Just awesome.


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