Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
I found this recipe in the Binah cookbook. It says, "Acorn squash is another thing I like to keep in my pantry all the time, because it stays fresh for so long, so whenever you are stuck for a side dish, it's a great choice. I find acorn squash easier to deal with that a lot of other squashes and thanks to its flowerlike appearance, it's easy for it to look good, too. The ginger in this recipe gives an added zing to the overall taste." The recipe didn't list amounts, and I didn't measure, so I'm just estimating. I'm copying it as is, though I halved it by using one squash that weighed close to two pounds. I also used Walden Farms calorie-free pancake syrup instead of maple syrup, and I used regular salt because I didn't realize it called for kosher salt!
- 2 acorn squash
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut the acorn squash crosswise, creating rings. Scoop out the pits in the center and slice each ring in half.
- Lay rings flat in a sprayed baking dish. Brush generously with maple syrup and sprinkle with ginger, then with both salt and pepper.
- Roast in oven for about 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and flip each piece of squash over. Brush again with maple syrup and then season lightly again. Roast for another 10 to 15 minutes until soft.