Butter Bourbon Acorn Squash

I love winter squash and this Butter Bourbon Acorn Squash recipe is delicious. Acorn squash comes in a variety of sizes. I like to find tiny ones for a party and give each guest one half. For a weeknight dinner, a medium one works just fine.

When preparing the squash, if it tips over, cut a small piece off bottom middle rib to keep it steady – but not too deep, you don’t want the bourbon-butter sauce to spill.

 

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Butter Bourbon Acorn Squash

To make individual Butter Bourbon Acorn Squash for party guests, select mini acorn squashes. Baste several times to get maximum flavor.

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Method: Roasting

Ingredients

2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted1 medium or 4 mini acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed
olive oil for greasing the baking pan
a sprinkling of kosher salt
a couple twists of freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line and lightly grease a small baking pan with foil.
Combine the bourbon and melted butter.
To steady the squash, cut a thin slice off the middle rib on the outside.
Pierce each half with a fork or paring knife to create openings for the bourbon butter to enter.
Season the squash with salt and pepper and place face down on the baking sheet.
our half or one-fourth of the bourbon-butter mix in the bowl of each squash.
Place in the preheated oven and roast for 30 minutes.
Baste every 5 minutes for the next 20 minutes
The squash is done when the bourbon butter has been absorbed and the scquash is slightly caramelized on the edges.

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Butter Bourbon Acorn Squash

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Method: Roasting

Ingredients

2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted1 medium or 4 mini acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed
olive oil for greasing the baking pan
a sprinkling of kosher salt
a couple twists of freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line and lightly grease a small baking pan with foil.
Combine the bourbon and melted butter.
To steady the squash, cut a thin slice off the middle rib on the outside.
Pierce each half with a fork or paring knife to create openings for the bourbon butter to enter.
Season the squash with salt and pepper and place face down on the baking sheet.
our half or one-fourth of the bourbon-butter mix in the bowl of each squash.
Place in the preheated oven and roast for 30 minutes.
Baste every 5 minutes for the next 20 minutes
The squash is done when the bourbon butter has been absorbed and the scquash is slightly caramelized on the edges.

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