13Sep

September Recipe - Roasted Acorn Squash with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

Roasted Acorn Squash with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

September Recipe - Roasted Acorn Squash with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

What produce is in season in September?  Believe it or not, winter squash starts to find its way to local farmers market in late summer!  What are some of the health benefits of winter squash?

  • High in Vitamin A
  • High in Fiber (6 grams per 1 cup serving)
  • High in Potassium
  • Balanced Omega Profile

Roasted Acorn Squash with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

Roasted Winter Squash

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium Acorn Squash or 1 large Butternut Squash

DIRECTIONS

Wash squash, place in a glass baking dish lined with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until soft (careful not to overcook). Cut cooked squash in half, remove seeds and cut into pieces that are appropriate for your side dish and servings. Plate the squash and pour desired amount of sauce/glaze (recipe below) over pieces.

 

Bourbon Caramel Glaze

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup bourbon

DIRECTIONS

In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, water and corn syrup to a boil over high heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, washing down the side of the pan with a wet pastry brush. Continue cooking, without stirring, until amber colored caramel forms, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the cream. Let cool for 1 minute then stir in the bourbon. Bring the mixture to a boil over moderate heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Let the caramel sauce cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.

MAKE AHEAD

The caramel sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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