Sunday, February 9, 2014
Baked Acorn Squash
This is a really interesting vegetable. They are actually pretty delicious and seem to resemble the flavor of pumpkin. Baked with cream, butter, thyme, garlic and Parmesan cheese, this is a great and easy accompaniment to any dinner.
BAKED ACORN SQUASH
2 acorn squash
1/4 C heavy cream
1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T butter, cut into four pieces
Salt & pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut each squash in half and scrape out the seeds and pulp. Put them on a sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the thyme over each half and spread some garlic into each half. Place a piece of butter into each half and pour a little cream into each half. Bake for about 40 minutes. Halfway into the 40 minutes, dip a brush into the butter and cream mixture and brush that over the cut edges of the squash.
Remove the squash from the oven and sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over each squash. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.