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Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

I picked up some acorn squash recently and planned on making my usual maple and brown sugar roasted acorn squash. However, when I was looking for some recipe ideas online, I ran across this recipe on Eating Well that looked irresistible. I’m so glad I tried something different this time. My house smelled absolutely amazing while the squash was roasting and the apple cider drizzle was being reduced. The acorn squash was tender and flavorful while the apple cider drizzle was sweet/tart and so delicious. We all thought this recipe was amazing, especially my son, who couldn’t get enough of the sauce. I’ve got a feeling this roasted acorn squash with apple cider drizzle will be making an appearance on our Thanksgiving dinner table this year.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

How to Make Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Cut each half in half again. Brush olive oil on each slice of acorn squash then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Place the squash cut side down and place into the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the squash over so the opposite cut side is down, and continue roasting for another 15-20 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender.

While the squash is roasting, combine the apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until reduced to a thin syrupy glaze, about 20-25 minutes. Watch carefully at the end to prevent burning. Remove the cinnamon stick and the whole cloves then add the butter and stir until mixed well.

Place the acorn squash wedges on a serving plate then drizzle with the apple cider glaze, to taste. Serve extra glaze on the side. Enjoy.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Sides
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Eating Well

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash seeds removed and cut into four wedges
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

  • Apple Cider Drizzle:
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 tsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the seeds.
  • Cut each half in half again.
  • Brush olive oil on each slice of acorn squash then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place the squash cut side down and place into the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Turn the squash over so the opposite cut side is down, and continue roasting for another 15-20 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender.
  • While the squash is roasting, combine the apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until reduced to a thin syrupy glaze, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Watch carefully at the end to prevent burning.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and the whole cloves then add the butter and stir until mixed well.
  • Place the acorn squash wedges on a serving plate then drizzle with the apple cider glaze, to taste.
  • Serve extra glaze on the side. Enjoy.
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8 Comments

  1. That drizzle sounds perfect to me I will certainly be trying this. Thanks, recipe noted and saved. Have a great week Diane

  2. This looks so yummy! We always do brown sugar and butter on our acorn squashes, but it kind of kills the whole point of eating healthy when I add more and more and more brown sugar! 😛 I will totally have to try with the cider reduction, it sounds great!

  3. for some reason, my husband doesn’t like roasted squash of any kind, but i would LOVE this. what a delicious drizzle!

  4. 4 stars
    I cut the squash in 1/3rds, sprayed it with pam, lightly dusted it with seasoned salt, cajun seasoning, and apple pie spice. Roasted it on 375° for about 40min. The Cider drizzle was delicious, but it took like 40min to reduce at medium simmer, and I still had to thicken it with a bit of cornstarch. Very good flavor, though!