Pureed Acorn Squash With Maple Syrup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

a very easy, quick, easy to prepare recipe for unexpected company or a quick dinner.


  1. Carefully cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise, and scrape out seeds.
  2. Place cut side down in a microwave-safe 10 inch glass pie plate, and add the water.
  3. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap and vent one side.
  4. Microwave on high power for 12 minutes, turning the dish a quarter turn twice, until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. Let stand, covered for 5 minutes.
  6. Protecting your hand with a double thickness of paper toweling, spoon out the softened squash flesh and transfer to a food processor.
  7. Add the buttrer and maple syrup and process until the mixture is pureed.
  8. Season to taste with salt, and pepper, and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I had some leftover mashed squash for a soup recipe I made a couple of days and thought the maple syrup would add a special zing to the squash. I was surprised that I didn't think it added much flavor. The squash was good, but I don't think it tasted all that different than plain buttered squash (which I do really like!). I used pure maple syrup, cut the recipe in half, but didn't cut down the maple in an effort to get more maple flavor.

Karen67 December 06, 2009

Simple comfort food that tastes great. I made a slimmer version with light butter and reduced sugar maple syrup for a more point friendly side. Paired with a spicy roasted chicken - the combination was rather pleasing and comforting on a fall night. Thanks!

justcallmetoni October 07, 2008