Maple Squash Slices
A simple side dish for fall and winter menus, tender slices of acorn squash drizzled with warm, buttery maple syrup.
2 acorn squash
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water - divided use
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
1/4 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper
- Wash squash. Cut in half lengthwise; remove and discard the seeds and membrane. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2 inch slices; discard ends. Place slices in a large skillet. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, heat maple syrup in a small pan until warm. Do not boil. Remove from the heat; add the butter, salt and pepper, stirring until butter has melted.
- Place squash slices on a serving plate and drizzle with the syrup.
Makes 4 servings.