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Acorn Squash Slices Recipe

Acorn Squash Slices Recipe

"Acorn squash is a favorite with my family," relates Mrs. Richard Lamb of Williamsburg, Indiana. "This recipe gets sweet maple flavor from syrup and an appealing nuttiness from pecans. It's easy, too, because you don't have to peel the squash."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membrane. Cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends.
  • 2. Place slices in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Combine syrup and butter; pour over squash. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving of 2 slices (prepared with sugar-free maple syrup, reduced-fat margarine and pecans) equals 170 calories, 98 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 31 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 7 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.