3 tablespoons maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small acorn squash
Preheat a greased waffle maker. Mix syrup, chipotle pepper and salt.
Cut squash crosswise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Using round cookie cutters, cut out centers to remove squash strings and seeds. If necessary, halve slices to fit waffle maker.
Bake slices in waffle maker just until tender and lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Serve with syrup mixture.
Yield: 4 servings
Cut slices just 1/2 inch thick. If slices are thicker, the waffle iron won't close all the way.
A panini press also works to make this squash.
The squash will be very tender after cooking this way. To keep the squash intact, drizzle the maple mixture over the squash instead of brushing it on.
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Originally published as Waffle Iron Acorn Squash in Simple & Delicious