YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Lauralee’s Roasted Spiced Orange Acorn Squash, contributed by LiveOak

Recipe Title: Lauralee’s Roasted Spiced Orange Acorn Squash

Contributed by: LiveOak

Note from the Diva
This is an original of mine and it is fantastic!

List of Ingredients
2 Acorn Squashes, cut in half at the equator, pulp and seeds cleaned out and stem removed
1 stick butter
2 Tbs Sugar Free Orange Marmalade (sweetened with Splenda)
1 Tbs Molasses (blackstrap)
1 Tbs Imitation Honey
1 tsp Orange Extract
1 tsp Almond Extract
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Cloves
¼ tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Ginger
½ dropper full of LorAnn Pineapple flavoring
½ dropper full of LorAnn Cinnamon Oil

Pinch of crushed sage
½ cup pecans

Preparation
Microwave Acorn Squash on high for 6 minutes, cut side down. Melt butter with molasses, honey, extracts, spices, flavorings in a small bowl in microwave or in double boiler on stovetop. Place Acorn Squash in baking dish with cut side up. Drizzle butter spice mixture all over squash, allowing it to pool in center of squash. Crumble pecans all over squash. Sprinkle sage on top. Bake at 350 F for about 20-30 minutes until fork easily passes through squash. Can drizzle extra butter onto squash if desired. Eat peeling and all! Can serve with whip cream in center.

Cookbook Category
Vegetables

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate
Low Carbohydrate

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