Acorn Squash with Maple Georgia Pecans and Goat Cheese


Simple earthy squash becomes a rich satisfying dish with the help of goat cheese and Georgia pecans For best results use real maple syrup instead of its imitation

Cuisine: American

Main Ingredient: Vegetables

Category: Side Dish

Difficulty: 1/10

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Acorn Squash with Maple Georgia Pecans and Goat Cheese

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Ingredients

QtyIngredient
2 mediumAcorn squash; halved crosswise and seeded
1/4 teaspoonSalt
2 tablespoonButter; melted
2/3 cupPecans; chopped
2 tablespoonmaple syrup; plus more to drizzle
1/4 teaspoonThyme
1 4-oz logGoat Cheese

Method

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1Heat oven to 375F. Sprinkle inside of squash halves with salt and brush with melted butter. Turn upside down on baking sheet and bake 30 minutes.
2 Stir together pecans, maple syrup and thyme. Turn squash upright on baking sheet. Reserving about 3 tablespoons pecan mixture, fill hollow of each squash with remaining pecan mixture. Slice goat cheese crosswise into four equal rounds. Place a round of cheese in hollow of each squash and sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture. Bake 10 minutes more. Drizzle with more syrup as desired and serve.
3 Nutrition information per serving: protein: 8g; fat: 25g; saturated fat: 8g; carbohydrate: 27g; fiber: 6g; sodium: 302 mg; cholesterol: 28 mg; calories: 347.
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