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Roasted Acorn Squash with Orange-Thyme Glaze

Roasted Acorn Squash with Orange-Thyme Glaze


  • 2 medium acorn squash, seeded, cut into about 3/4 inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Parmesan cheese shavings
  • For topping: chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add squash. Drizzle with olive oil; season with kosher salt to taste. Toss to coat.
  3. Arrange squash on a foil-lined large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast 22-26 minutes, or until tender and golden.
  4. Remove squash from oven. In a medium bowl, stir together orange juice, orange zest, light brown sugar, vinegar and thyme until well combined.
  5. Drizzle with orange-thyme glaze; toss gently. Sprinkle pecans over top of squash; return to oven; roast an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown. Top squash with cheese shavings. If desired, garnish with parsley. Serve warm.
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