Our Favorite Acorn Squash
We’ve been making this in our family for generations.
- One acorn squash
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter
- 2 tablespoons EACH: raisins and maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Optional: 2 tablespoons pecans or walnuts
- Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds (and accompanying goop) with a spoon. Set the seeds aside.*
- Preheat your oven to 400 F.
- Place the squash halves face-down in a pan that has about ¼-inch water in it. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Turn the squash halves face-up (if necessary, trim the base of each half in order to make them sit upright).
- Fill each cavity evenly with the remaining ingredients.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the flesh is very tender when poked with a fork. Remove and serve.
- Separate them from the goop under water in a strainer, you will need to manipulate them a bit in order to get the goop off.
- Toss the cleaned seeds with oil, seasoned salt, and garlic granules.
- Roast at 400° F for about 20-30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes, until crisp and lightly browned.
- Remove and cool.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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