Maple Walnut Acorn Squash

By Yankee Magazine

Oct 23 2017


Maple Walnut Acorn Squash

Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

Flavored with butter, pure maple syrup, and chopped walnuts, this recipe for maple walnut acorn squash is especially nice when served alongside the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas goose.  Roast the veggies for this recipe ahead of time, then finish under the broiler while the turkey rests before slicing.


8 servings


2 acorn squash, quartered, seeds removed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 400°. Place squash, skin side down, on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast until tender, about 30 minutes.

In a small saucepan, melt butter and maple syrup. Turn oven to broil. Brush squashes with butter mixture and place a few walnuts on top. Place under broiler until deeply browned, about 2 minutes.