Monday, September 12, 2011

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Acorn Squash


2 acorn squash, cut lengthwise
4 Tbs. of honey
2 Tbs. of softened butter
1 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
1 tsp. of freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. of red pepper flakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Arrange the cut acorn squash on a foil lined baking sheet. Place cut side up. In a small bowl, combine honey, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and red pepper flakes. With a pastry brush, brush the mixture on the acorn squash flesh. Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until the squash is tender when pricked with a fork. This side dish is great with chicken or meat. I love making this in the fall when there is a little nip in the air. The spice smell in the house is to die for!