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Acorn Squash Slices

Roasted acorn squash slices are a favorite with my family. This recipe has a sweet maple flavor from syrup and an appealing nuttiness from pecans. It's easy, too, because you don't have to peel the squash. —Richard Lamb, Williamsburg, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membrane. Cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends.
  • Place slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Combine syrup and butter; pour over squash. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  • Cover and bake at 350° until tender, for 40-45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3 slices: 170 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • barfive
    Oct 11, 2014

    This such a comforting receipe as it use natures ingredients. Adding maple syrup to anything makes it delicious in my books

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  • keepinyouinstitches
    Jul 10, 2012

    I didn't have maple syrup, so I added some dark brown sugar to the melted butter and brushed it on instead; it was very good!

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