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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash on a tray
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Roasted Acorn Squash Slices with Cranberry Sauce

These vegan-friendly Roasted Acorn Squash Slices with Cranberry Sauce are sweetened with maple syrup, make an easy side dish, and are perfect for fall! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 225kcal

Ingredients

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash:

  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 2 oz Butter OR Coconut oil
  • 3 TB Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 cup Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider (non-alcoholic) or apple juice
  • 1 TB maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Set acorn squash on a cutting board on its side.  Cut it in half with a large chef knife or meat cleaver.  Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membrane, and then cut the squash into 1" wide strips.
  • Add butter (or coconut oil) and 2 TB maple syrup to a small bowl, and microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the butter is softened.  Stir them together.  
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Arrange the squash on the baking sheet, and then brush the butter and syrup mixture over the squash.  Make sure to cover both sides of the squash.  
  • Sprinkle the red pepper flakes and sea salt over the squash.
  • Roast squash for 30-40 minutes, and turning halfway through cooking..  Squash is ready when it's golden and easily pierced with a fork.  
  • While the squash is in the oven, heat cranberries, apple cider, and syrup  in a covered pot until berries begin to burst (or microwave covered for 2-3 minutes). Set aside.
  • Arrange squash on a serving platter, and drizzle with remaining 1 TB maple syrup.  Serve with cranberry sauce on the side.

Notes

The peel on the acorn squash is edible (and delicious!), but the roasted squash will easily slide off the peel if your guests don't want to eat it.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 0.9mg