Acorn Squash Slices

October 8, 2021

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Acorn Squash Slices

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This week’s Market Fresh Cooking recipe is a sweet and delicious quickie! There is squash aplenty at the market these days. Here’s a recipe to jazz up the humble Acorn squash just a skosh.

The Recipe


  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membrane. Cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends.
  2. Place slices in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle it with salt. Combine syrup and butter; pour over squash. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° until tender, for 40-45 minutes.

This locally inspired recipe is brought to you by Pam Walker. Pam is an avid home cook, writer, and local farm and food activist who is also a board member of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Thank you, Pam, for helping inspire us to use locally sourced ingredients!