- Acorn Squash
- Melted Butter
- Maple Syrup
You’ll need aside from arugula or handful literally.you’re gonna need a beautiful acorn squash.which I’ll talk about in just a minute some bacon this is some thick cut applewood smoked bacon I’ve got a little bit of melted butter some good maple syrup and salt and pepper so easy and simple. I have my oven preheated to 425 take a baking sheet lay it with some aluminum foil because whenever you are cooking anything that’s got sugar or maple syrup or honey it will burn so you don’t want to burn your baking sheet so line it with some aluminum foil so that’s done it out of the way.I’m also going to cook my bacon in the oven but to do that make sure you take a baking pan we’re baking sheet or whatever that’s kind of rack over top of it that way all the fat will kind of seek through and your Bacon’s not sort of swimming in its own fat let me see that now I’m gonna tell you if you want to be like me which is very naughty.
I probably don’t suggest it you wanna save that bacon and just keep it in the fridge in a tightly sealed container and use a spoonful once in a while to fry up some potatoes you don’t even know okay you don’t even know okay let’s get started this could not be easier the first.I’m gonna do is mix together my butter and my maple syrup this is gonna be what I’m going to be basically brushing the squash with this beautiful thing aside from what a lot of people like the thing this is not just for decoration.I once made this years ago alongside some pork tenderloin and one of my friends was like cooking your fall decor and I literally was like what they had no idea this was edible it is indeed and it is incredible all.I’m gonna do is cut this in half make sure you wash it and be careful when you cut this in half because it is quite quite hard you want to be very careful like how beautiful is that Manny took bar the spoon.I’m just going to hollow out the center once you get them all sliced I’m just gonna pop them on my baking pan.
I just cut them in like thick slices.I would say maybe about half an inch or so thick don’t get a ruler out it’s not that important you just want them to be the same thickness so that it roast evenly and so that some parts are not mushy ER than others but what’s really important then when you need to remember is that when you’re working with a squash like this but it’s really hard you want to keep it as stable as possible so put put all your weight into that it’s like.I got a workout week you take your butter and your maple mixture you brush both sides do not even think about leaving one side untouched because.I want that beautiful glossy sugary sweetness on both sides but so first you brush some of that on there a little bit of pepper and then the same thing on the other side don’t forget your salt.you need a little saltiness even though you’re gonna get more like a lot of saltiness from the bacon.I also want something here now flip this over exactly same thing both sides are done.I also put my bacon on the baking pan but I’m not gonna need to bake this right now.I don’t need to worse this right now.I just want to have that ready to show you I’m gonna cover my acorn squash with some foil now.
I’m gonna pop this in the oven for about 30 minutes covered after that I’m going to take off the foil and then roast for an additional 15 minutes and when it’s got the 15 minutes left to go without the foil that’s when you pop the bacon in there as well at the last 15 minutes that way it’s all roasting together and that way it’s gonna get done at the same time as well when you uncover it give it a – you know a turn and when you keep it in there uncovered for that 15 minutes give it a turn again because you want it to roast evenly.I roll I’ve also chopped up my bacon and the reason why I like to use thick-cut bacon instead of regular bacon which of course you can you don’t have to use thick up bacon thick cut bacon is because although.I want some of the pieces to be crispy.I want it to be sort of thick enough so that when I eat it with the squash and the arugula it kind of gives me I want it to be more than a crispy salty bite.
5I like to use the thick cuts.I just feel like it works better but any bacon that you have on hand will do a little bit of salty smokiness is just phenomenal and then.I’ll just take some fresh baby arugula you don’t have to dress it or anything because you’ve got that glorious sort of maple buttery glaze on that squash that just makes it so good and then.I just take mine I did make a little bit more bacon than.I need it because let’s face it a little bit of bacon is great but a lot is better.