Having grown up in Louisville, I’ve been along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail more than once, and know a healthy splash of bourbon can’t hurt.
The distinctive flavor of bourbon sends this squash over the top. What a way to eat your veggies!
Bourbon Baked Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ cup bourbon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
Cut squash in half and set cut-side up on baking dish.
Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
Pour into squash cavities.
Brush edges with mixture.
Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until fork tender, basting once during baking time.