Sweet And Savory Acorn Squash Boats

Sweet and Savory Acorn Boats

How to re-create this recipe:

(Serves 5-6)


  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 1 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of Honey
  • 1/4 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp of Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup of Walnut Oil (or Olive Oil) 
  • 1/4 Cup of crushed Pecans 
  • 1 Tbsp of Sea Salt 

How to re-create this recipe:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a small sheet tray with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the outside of your Squash, quarter it and with a spoon (ideally a grapefruit spoon) scrape the seeds out. 
  3. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, honey, cinnamon , ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir in the Walnut Oil. It can be quite thick so you may want to use a fork instead of a small whisk. Using a pastry brush, brush the mixture onto the squash, making sure to coat them all over. 
  4. Sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt all over them and top them with the crushed pecans. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes on the middle rack of your oven. Don’t forget to take in the aromas, they can be quite intoxicating! 

Nourishment for your body: Acorn Squash has carotenoid antioxidants, which is good for the immune system and eye heath. Acorn Squash also contains fiber, potassium, vitamin C and magnesium. 

Tips when cooking: If you don’t have pecans or don’t prefer how they taste, use whatever nuts you like. For a quick way to crush your nuts, stick them in a small ziplock bag and hit them with a meat cleaver or rolling pin. The nice thing about Acorn Squash is that it is available year round. With the holidays around the corner, this makes for an excellent sweet and savory side dish. The best way to have this dish is at room temperature. 


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