Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Acorn Squash

I personally LOVE squash and tonight I celebrated the beginning of harvest season with a delicious new acorn squash recipe. It was delicious: not too sweet!

2 medium acorn squash
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Wash squash. Cut in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membrane. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-in. slices; discard the ends. Place slices in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Combine syrup and butter; pour over squash. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until tender.

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