Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cinnamon Baked Acorn Squash Flowers


The Recipe Redux this month was a challenge to make something using a edible flower. We didn't know exactly what to do with this challenge. We're expecting to learn a lot about truly using flowers in cooking through the recipes that you will see down below from some of the other fabulous bloggers in the group. But since we still wanted to participate,  Mom had fun making this acorn squash. When you slice it, it looks like flowers! Haha, I know, a bit of a stretch. But it tasted great too. The cinnamon added a nice flavor and also added some nice color to it.

Ingredients
1 acorn squash, washed well
1/2 olive oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 T honey

Directions
1. Slice the squash in thin slices. Heat oven to 350 for convection 325.
2. In a medium sized bowl mix together oil, cinnamon, salt, garlic, pepper, chili powder and honey. Whisk together until all combined.
3. Dip the squash slices into the oil mixture. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
4. Place in hot oven and cook until soft. Bake about 45 min.
5. Serve warm.


14 comments:

  1. Acorn squash is one of my favorites and the added flavor of cinnamon is a culinary delight. Yum!

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  2. Always love when ReDux members get "extra" creative with the theme. This reminds me of squash blossoms which are popular in Italian cuisine and I want to cook with!

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    1. That is cool.I have never seen those. Thank you!

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  3. Haha I was with you when it came to being clueless with the edible flowers in a recipe! My search for them was like a wild goose chase too. But I finally found some and created something delicious. I love squash flowers though, such a pretty presentation.
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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    1. Thank You!. Pretty and healthy too.

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  4. I planted some acorn squash in my garden this year. I'll definitely try some when they're ready to harvest!

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    1. That is awesome. That is so sweet to get them from your garden.

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  5. Hats off to you for creativity! I'm posting on the 22nd (tomorrow) and had a little trouble thinking up of floral recipes. Regardless of whether this is a 'real flower' or not, they still look great and sound delicious!

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  6. I love acorn squash. They looks so delicious and fun.

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    1. Thanks so much. I have not eaten acorn squash much. I really enjoyed it. Great flavor.

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  7. These look delish! Definitely going to have to try this.

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    1. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed the way they tasted. i hope you do too. :)

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