Vanilla Bourbon Baked Acorn Squash

Sweet, savory, and scrumptious!

Made with these products from The Olive Press:

Bourbon Balsamic Vinegar

Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon Balsamic
  • 1/4 cup Mission EVOO
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Nutmeg to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Halve squash and scoop out seeds.
  • In a medium bowl, mix syrup, Bourbon Balsamic, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  • Generously brush mixture on halved squash, allowing to pool in the center. Place squash in a baking dish.
  • Add chopped pecans and olive oil to the remaining mixture and set aside.
  • Bake squash for 20 min.
  • Remove from oven and pour pecan mixture into each squash cavity.Bake for another 20 min or until cooked through.
  • Serve warm and enjoy