Grilled Maple- and Pecan-Topped Butternut Squash

Sweet syrup and zesty orange peel bring fabulous flavor to grilled butternut squash.

  • prep time 1 hr 5 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
small butternut squash (1 1/2 lb each)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
4
tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4
cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Cut each squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place squash half, cut side up, on each piece of foil. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix butter, orange peel and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Brush over squash halves. Fold foil over squash so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 3 Cover and grill packets over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 25 minutes, until squash is tender. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Sprinkle pecans over squash; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    22g
    22%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    440%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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