Tender slices of butternut squash are topped with a maple and rum glaze creating a colorful and rich side dish for the Thanksgiving table.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine butternut squash, water, maple syrup, rum, and nutmeg in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Remove butternut squash from saucepan using a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving dish, reserving liquid in the saucepan. Continue simmering liquid until reduced and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes; pour over butternut squash.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 43.2g 14% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 13.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2013
Excellent. All of my children loved it including my picky 13 y/o and 4 y/o boys who don't like squash. I didn't have any rum so I substituted 1 1/2 tsp rum extract which is less than the recommended substitution. However I did not want it to be overpowering for the kids. They are already requesting I make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2016
It was good but not spectacular like I was hoping. It took a lot longer to make this than I expected too. My squash was not soft after 15 minutes of simmering...maybe my slices were too thick. I ended up cooking it for closer to 35 minutes... The reduction was delicious on top...but I think next time squash with butter and brown sugar will be just fine. i made no substitutions to the recipe... Read More
(1)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2013
Excellent. All of my children loved it including my picky 13 y/o and 4 y/o boys who don't like squash. I didn't have any rum so I substituted 1 1/2 tsp rum extract which is less than the recommended substitution. However I did not want it to be overpowering for the kids. They are already requesting I make it again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2013
I add some cranberries to enhance the color the dish. This is an easy prepared dish. It tastes sweet especially good when eat with salty foods. I love its simple and original taste of butternut squash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
This squash has a wonderful flavor. Disappeared when I served it for dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
I took this to my mother in law's for a birthday celebration dinner and it was a hit with the adults and teen agers! I decided to add a sliced apple because I had one on hand. I also added a little butter in the sauce and sprinkled a few chopped pecans over it. So tasty! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
This is a great way to prepare butternut squash. We added cranberries also. And I didn't have any dark room so we used light room and it still came out good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2016
It was good but not spectacular like I was hoping. It took a lot longer to make this than I expected too. My squash was not soft after 15 minutes of simmering...maybe my slices were too thick. I ended up cooking it for closer to 35 minutes... The reduction was delicious on top...but I think next time squash with butter and brown sugar will be just fine. i made no substitutions to the recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
I doubled the sauce and cooked longer than 15 minutes because my squash was large. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2017
I loved this and would give it a 5 star from me but my kids still didn't eat it. Made it exactly like the recipe. The cranberries were the kids favorite part. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2016
Delicious! Will definitely make again. I just added some corn starch to thicken the sauce. Read More