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Maple Pecan Acorn Roasted Squash

There’s nothing cozier than a bite of buttery, maple-y crunchy pecans with the creamy, soft flesh of a perfectly roasted acorn squash. A beautiful side dish for a holiday gathering, or an afternoon snack for those snowy, at-home days. Just six ingredients and a few simple steps are all it takes to make this cozy dish.


  1. 1 Acorn Squash
  2. 1 cup pecans
  3. 1 tablespoon butter
  4. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  5. Pinch flaky salt
  6. 1-2 tablespoons California Olive Ranch Reserve Miller’s Blend


  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  3. Brush the entire inside of the squash with California Olive Ranch Reserve Miller’s Blend
  4. Place squash in the oven and let bake for 1 hour.
  5. While baking, melt butter in a small skillet.
  6. Rough chop pecans. Add pecans and maple syrup to melted butter. Stir, then remove from heat.
  7. After 1 hour of baking squash, add the pecan mixture to the center. Return to oven and let bake for another 10 minutes.

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