Acorn Squash with Butter Pecan Sauce

Perfect for buffet serving, this attractive squash dish goes well with pork, ham or turkey. Enjoy it when squash is at its best!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
acorn squash
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1/4
cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Cut squash halves crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish; cover with foil.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until almost tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, syrup and pecans. Cook just until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
  • 4 Remove squash from oven. Spoon pecan mixture over squash. Return to oven; bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender, spooning pecan mixture occasionally over squash.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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