Vanilla Bourbon Baked Acorn Squash…An In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil

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Vanilla Bourbon Baked Acorn Squash 

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.

Enjoy!

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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.

 

 

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