4 Acorn squash- 1 lb. ea.
2 Tablespoon butter
3 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
Cut top and bottom off squash. Cut each squash crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Using small knife, cut seeds from each slice. Overlap squash rings slightly in buttered 13x9” microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven on high until tender, rearranging squash rings once after about 8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain off any liquid from pan.
Melt 2 Tablespoon butter with 3 Tablespoon maple syrup in small saucepan, whisking to combine. Brush squash rings generously with maple butter. Can be prepared 4 hours ahead of time. Cover and let stand at room temperature.) Preheat broiler, broil squash rings about 3” from heat source until glazed-about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg. Serve squash rings directly from dish or arrange on platter and serve warm.
These colorful rounds can be covered and baked until tender in a convention oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. However, the squash cooks evenly and nice in microwave and saves time.
Enjoy healthy broccoli served with a tangy slightly hot sauce drizzled over it. It is pretty on the plate, and tastes as good as it looks!