Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey and Thyme

It wasn't until recently, that I fell in love with squash. Mom never really made squash growing up and the few times I did have it, it was so bland and mushy, that I really thought that was the way they were suppose to taste. While working with Hubby, he often made squash during Thanksgiving, as one of the side dishes to go with the meal. Everyone kept raving about it, and asking if I had tried Hubby's squash. I reluctantly tried it and fell in love! It wasn't bland at all, he had transformed what I remembered into something so wonderful and full of flavour. Still to this day, it remains one of my favourites that he makes and I request it often.

Last year, I tried a recipe for butternut squash which included honey and thyme and once again I fell in love with the flavour. The combination of sweet and savoury, really paired well, with the squash. So, the other night, I decided to roast some Acorn squash and incorporate honey and thyme. Let me tell you, the sweetness of the caramelized squash, honey and thyme was fabulous. I could have eaten the whole squash to myself, but decided to share. This is so simple to make, but is so delicious. Who wouldn't be impressed?

Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey and Thyme
printable version

1 Acorn squash, cut into 12 pieces
2 Tbs  salted butter, melted
1/4 C honey
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
fresh cracked pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degree.

Cut the acorn squash in half and cut each half into 3 wedges. Cut each wedge in half and set aside.

In a small bowl, melt the butter. Add the honey and stir well. Place squash into a baking dish and drizzle with honey/butter mixture. Sprinkle with thyme and fresh ground pepper, and toss to coat.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, basting with juices occasionally, until squash is tender.

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The Crunchy Mamacita said...

This looks so yummy! I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

MM said...

I recently tried butternut squash with brown sugar and, of all things, bay leaf. It was so good! So now I'm all about trying recipes with sweet and aromatic ingredients. Honey and thyme w/ squash are definitely something I need to experience.

Good to have you come by and link with See Ya In the Gumbo. Thanks!

Brenda said...

I love squash, especially with brown sugar. I can only imagine how good it would be with honey!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds like such a delicious way to serve squash. I really like the combination of honey with thyme. Thank you for sharing this delicious idea with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Chocolate Shavings said...

The acorn sounds delicious!

Kristy Lynn said...

Man! The simplicity of this IS impressive! i love it!

Jay said...

These look very good. I love new squash recipes.

Margaret Bond said...

Made this tonight. Didn't have fresh thyme, so used half the amount of dried. This was DELICIOUS! Thanks so much.

Cindy Jamieson said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it Margaret! Thanks so much for trying my recipe :o)