Vanilla Bourbon Baked Balsamic Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons butter
few pinches of nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375.
In a bowl, mix syrup, vinegar, lemon juice, vanilla and bourbon together. Cup acorn squash in half and brush mixture on top with a pastry brush. Set squash cut side up in a baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush mixture over squash again. Pour remaining mixture into each squash cavity equally. Top with 1 tablespoon butter each and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Bake for 20 more minutes.
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Recipe and photo courtesy of How Sweet Eats. Recipe posted by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.