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Rich, sweet roasted acorn squash doused in maple butter and filled with maple butter roasted pecans, then topped with blue cheese crumbles.

Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Pecans

Rich, sweet roasted acorn squash doused in maple butter and filled with maple butter roasted pecans, then topped with blue cheese crumbles.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn, comfort food, fall, thanksgiving, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 282 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Blue Cheese crumbles to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking dish with foil or parchment for easy cleanup.
  2. Halve the squashes, then scoop out and discard the seeds and strings.
  3. Melt the butter with the maple syrup and sea salt, then stir to combine. Brush the cut sides of the squash with the mixture, allowing it to puddle in the center of each half.
  4. Stir the pecans into the remaining butter/syrup mixture and set aside.
  5. Bake the squash in the oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and scoop the pecans evenly into each squash half. Return the pecan-filled squash halves to the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. When finished, garnish with blue cheese crumbles and serve warm.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 23.7mg29%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.