If you are looking for a dish that brings the warmth of fall to the dining room table, you’re in the right place. Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, I’m sharing a recipe for roasted acorn squash with an apple cider glaze and a garnish of pomegranate.
This recipe is originally from Diane Morrisey, a mom of six who uses her Instagram page to share the delicious dishes she prepares for her family. Each dish is easy enough for any home cook to make, and they are all plated with visually stunning detail. In her behind-the-scenes Reels, you can see how impressed her own children are as they devour her incredible cooking. You can follow her here.
This dish begins with roasting a fresh, fall acorn squash with oil, salt and pepper. When you cut your acorn squash, make sure to keep your hands on the very top of your knife. Since the exterior of the acorn squash is very tough, you need to apply quite a bit of pressure to slice it.
On top of the roasted acorn squash, you drizzle an apple cider glaze. It has a few seasonal spices that really make this dish feel like autumn. I found that the recipe made a cup more of the cider glaze than I needed. My children and I used the rest of the glaze to top homemade pancakes the next day. They wanted a dash more of brown sugar in it to bring out the sweetness in the flavor.
When you plate the dish, garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh parsley. The bright red and green holiday colors stand out against a classic fall backdrop of soft, delicious squash. This dish is the perfect transition from fall to winter. It is a visually impressive dish to bring to Thanksgiving this year.