Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love anything squash and anything maple! Put them together and you have a winning combination. In this recipe, from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich, the squash is glazed with maple syrup and subtly seasoned with the nutmeg flavor of mace. The rum adds another interesting flavor to the mix.
- 1 medium butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup dark rum
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground mace
- Peel, seed and quarter the squash.
- Cut, crosswise, into 1/2-inch slices to make about 5 1/2 cups.
- Bring the squash, water, maple syrup, rum and mace to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
- While the squash is simmering, warm a serving dish in a 200 F oven or by filling it with very hot water.
- Reserving the cooking liquid, transfer the squash with a slotted spoon to the warmed serving dish.
- Increase the heat and boil the cooking liquid about 3 minutes, or until it is thickened.
- Pour the thickened liquid over the squash.