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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
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.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Potassium 844mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 20.4%
Vitamin C 28.7%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.