Glazed Acorn Squash with Onions

Hello, friends!

This summer my newest love is Squash. Yes, who knew? You did, I guess, but not me. I was a picky eater as a kid, so certain vegetables are only just entering my diet. We picked up a friends CSA for a week, and necessity being the mother of invention and all... Here's my new favorite recipe - it's yummy.

The recipe calls for acorn squash, but I started with patty pans, and I think it would work with many kinds [ahem*] of squash.  Cut them in half and scoop out the seeds. 

Bake 35 minutes at 350ยบ cut side down.

Meanwhile mix:
1/2 cup almonds or walnuts
1/2 cup onions
2 TBSPs margarine or butter
2 TBSP maple syrup
Dash of salt and cinammon

After 35 minutes, turn the squash over, fill with filling, and bake 25 minutes more.  That's it!  It bakes a while, but it is pretty easy to put together, and the result is a veggie dish that definitely works as a main dish rather than a side.  And did I say, it's yummy?  

I also found some exciting things to do with Butternut Squash - like these pasties.  Give it a go, you won't regret it. 

*okay, you got me.  The big one is a cucumber.  That was a surprise. I'd stick with the squash.  :)


wonderwheat said...

WHOA! That looks awesome! I've been in love with zucchini lately. I may have to try this out soon!

Kelly said...

That is too funny! We had a CSA the last few years, and it seemed I was often emailing my farmer to ask what such and such was. But I imagine cucumber filled with almonds and onions isn't too bad, no?