Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
This can be made with acorn, butternut, delicata, buttercup, etc. The cooking time will vary depending on the kind of squash you use. Start checking for doneness after 30 minutes. Adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 lbs winter squash, halved lengthwise and seeded (1 medium or 2 small)
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated ginger
Brown Butter and Sage Sauce
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
- Adjust the oven rack to the lower middle position and heat the oven to 400*F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Brush the oill over the foil and the cut sides of the squash.
- Place the squash, cut side down, on the foil.
- Roast until a skewer inserted into the squash meets no resistance, about 40-50 minutes.
- Soy-Maple Glaze:.
- Stir together maple syrup, soy sauce, and ginger.
- Fifteen minutes before the squash is finished cooking, flip it cut side up and brush with the soy maple glaze. Drizzle some extra glaze into the cavity.
- Return the squash to the oven and cook until the maple mixture begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes longer.
- Brown Butter and Sage Variation:.
- When the squash is almost done, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped sage and cook until the butter is golden brown and the sage is crisp, about 5 minutes. Pour the sage butter over the squash just before serving.
I LOVE this recipe! The cooking method is really easy (and reliable) and the glaze is SO good. I've made it three times now. My husband doesn't like ginger and it is super easy to leave off of his. Highly recommended recipe and cookbook (The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook)!!!
This was a simple and different sauce for squash. I made the soy-maple glaze and it was really good. I liked how the soy sauce and ginger balanced the sweetness of the maple syrup. I often think glazes for squash are too sweet, this one wasn't.
This was ok...I think if the glaze is added earlier, it may seep into the squash more. We could barely taste the glaze. :( Definitely a great way to dress up a squash - one of my favoritest foods. Thank you, Sharon! Made for 12/09 Vegan Swap.