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Caramelized Maple Acorn Squash Dessert

Caramelized Maple Acorn Squash Dessert

This lovely dessert will make an highly appreciated appearance on your table for the holidays.

This lovely dessert will make an unusual, yet highly appreciated appearance on your table for the holidays. After a brief sizzling and roasted in the oven, caramelized acorn squash flesh turns out sweet and delicate and is rounded out by the crunch of slivered almonds. This budget-friendly recipe is so simple, and beside the squash it uses only pantry ingredients !

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Ingredients list for the Caramelized Acorn Squash

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey for a non-vegan version)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

This lovely dessert will make an  highly appreciated appearance on your table for the holidays.

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 360ºF (180°C). In a small bowl, combine maple syrup and oil by whisking with a fork.

2. If the skin of the acorn squash is thick, you can peel it. Cut the squash in half, remove seeds and divide into thin wedges. Arrange in a deep skillet, drizzle with the mix of maple and oil.

3. Cook over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes until honey is bubbly. Lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes more.

4. Remove from the stove and transfer to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes (keep an eye on it). Remove from oven and divide into serving plates, sprinkle with slivered almonds.

Note: You can serve this delicious dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice.

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