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Maple Bourlbon Butternut Squash with Bacon

Maple Bourbon Butternut Squash with Bacon

Biscuits & Burlap
Butternut squash is a hearty side dish that is perfect for fall meals, but when you add bacon and glaze it all with maple syrup and bourbon, it is set a notch above the rest. 
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bacon thinly sliced
  • 5 cups butternut squash cubed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp bourbon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice bacon into thin "lardoons" and cook over medium high heat until nearly done. Set bacon aside and reserve grease. 
  • Toss butternut squash with bacon grease, salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on the parchment-lined baking sheet, and roast for about 25 minutes.
  • Combine maple syrup and bourbon in a small bowl. 
  • Remove squash from oven and sprinkle bacon over the top. Pour maple bourbon mixture over squash and bacon, then stir to coat. Arrange squash and bacon in a single layer again. 
  • Return to oven and roast for another 10-15 minutes, checking often to ensure glaze does not begin to burn. 
  • When the bacon is crisp and the squash has began to brown, remove and enjoy!
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