Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash

Okay. I know what you're thinking. You're all like, "Katie, you crazy girl! Eggnog with squash?"

Hear me out...

First of all, acorn squash is utterly scrumptious with sweet companions like maple syrup and brown sugar. No one can dispute that. Sugar + squash = heaven. And second, eggnog and these acornies go together like a dream. Like a holiday-filled, sugar-plum (or squash) dancing dream. 

Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!

I got this magical idea from a recipe I saw where Martha Stewart had roasted acorn squash with a bit of coconut milk in the center. So I thought to myself, forget coconut milk, I'm going to use eggnog! I think I shall, henceforth, always replace coconut milk with eggnog. 

This is a delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up those neglected squash you have lying about. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!

Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!
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Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!
Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!
Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!

If you're cool like me, you can halve the squash the opposite of normal people (I have no idea why I ended up doing this), and you'll get pretty little squash stars. Cool!

Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!

Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash

A delicious, versatile and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!

Yield: 4 squash halves

Ingredients

  • 2 whole acorn squash, halved
  • Β½ cup vegan eggnog
  • sprinkle of kosher salt
  • sprinkle of ground black pepper
  • dash of dried thyme
  • sprinkle of brown sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and wash the acorn squash.
  2. Cut the two squash in half. Be careful if you decide to slice a little off the bottom to stabilize the squash, you don’t want to go all the way though it or the eggnog will leak out.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and fill each half with 2 Tbsp. of eggnog. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme to taste.
  4. Around the rim of the squash halves, sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar, which will caramelize in the oven.
  5. Bake at 375 F for about 50-60 minutes, until fork tender.
Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!
Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!
Produce On Parade - Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash - A delicious, versatile, and easy way to use up extra squash. Serve with dinner, or as dessert! With creamy eggnog and caramelized brown sugar, these thyme scented squash are sure to be a hit!

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