For a gorgeous, indulgent, and absolutely delicious Thanksgiving side dish, serve this Praline Stuffed Acorn Squash! It’s a crowd-pleasing holiday recipe, but it’s so quick and easy that it’s equally perfect for a simple Sunday supper.
You guys. THIS is must-make recipe this fall! After all, how could you possibly go wrong with a sweet and tender roasted squash that is dripping in a butter-sugar-pecan-vanilla glaze?!
When it comes to the holidays, you want to serve side dishes that make a big impact, right? After all, turkey is just turkey…it’s everything else that makes a Thanksgiving spread so special, right?
Basting your average, humble gourd with a sweet and buttery sauce is what takes this particular dish to the next level!
Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you only need about 5 MINUTES (maybe 10, at the most) to prepare the squash. The oven does the hard work so that you can focus on the rest of your holiday festivities.
Oh, and this is a great way to convince your kids (or your husbands, ahem…) that winter squash is in fact a truly delicious way to squeeze in an extra serving of veggies! Again, you just can’t go wrong with a dripping, praline-packed, dessert-like “vegetable.” Just in time for the holidays!
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Praline Stuffed Acorn Squash
- 2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place squash in a large baking dish, cut side up. Pour water in pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients.
- Divide pecan mixture evenly among the acorn squash cavities.
- Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until squash is tender.
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