January 11, 2009

Apple Maple Squash Puree

Apple Maple Squash Puree
Recipe courtesy of Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy
  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1-2 tablespoons softened butter (I used olive oil.)
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups apple cider


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Cut acorn squash in half and scoop out seeds and stringy bits.
  4. Place on baking sheet flesh side up. Spread butter/oil on squash, then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Drizzle maple syrup on top.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, or until squash is soft and apple juice has caramelized. Scoop flesh from the skin and into a bowl. Scrape as much of the apple goop as you can up from the baking sheet and add to the bowl. Mix and mash it all together and serve.


Anonymous said...

Is this dessert?

Renee said...

It can be either dessert or a sweet side dish.