Maple-Roasted Squash With Sage and Lime for Two

Maple-Roasted Squash With Sage and Lime for Two

Slathered with a mildly spicy maple glaze, chunks of winter squash are roasted until velvety soft and browned at the edges, then brightened with lime and fresh sage just before serving. Unless you’re using a squash variety with a particularly thick rind, you don’t need to peel the squash before roasting. The skins of butternut or delicata roast up wonderfully crisp, adding texture to each bite.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 425 degrees. If you like, line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or foil. (It’s not necessary but will prove helpful when cleaning up.)
  2. Step 2

    In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine maple syrup and cayenne in a small pot. Bring to a simmer and let cook until it reduces by a third, 1 to 3 minutes. Add butter and let it melt. Turn off heat and mix in salt, pepper and coriander.
  3. Step 3

    Spread the squash out on the pan and spoon maple mixture over the pieces, turning them to coat. Roast until the pieces begin to soften, 15 minutes. Turn the squash pieces over and roast until glazed and tender, 10 to 20 minutes more. Drizzle lime juice and scatter sage leaves over the top for serving.