Rating: 4.56 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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

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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; carbohydrates 43.2g; fat 0.4g; sodium 13.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

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
(2)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 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
(20)
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: 4 stars
07/20/2019
While we enjoyed this recipe, the sweetness was a little overwhelming. We added some cinnamon which helped. I think adding some warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, clove, and/or black pepper, as well as increasing the nutmeg slightly, would better balance the dish. The technique of steaming on the stove top produced deliciously tender squash. I did leave the lid on a skillet and only took it off to reduce the sauce. I think people who are unhappy with how long it needs to cook either cut their squash too large or did not put the lid on to cook. The cook times were spot on for me. 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
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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
10/31/2014
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: 5 stars
09/28/2020
Deleted the rum, added pats of butter and allspice Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2020
The recipe is very good and easy. You should add the craisins to the ingredient list to match the picture--they add a nice taste. Read More
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