This sweet and savory side goes well with porcini risotto, pork, or poultry. You can use any kind of winter squash, butternut is the easiest to peel.

Sun Oven Maple-Glazed Squash


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 butternut squash, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut into chunks

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar

salt and pepper to taste


Set Global Sun Oven out to preheat.

Pour the oil into a 3 to 4 quart pot. Spread the onion over the oil, then the garlic and ginger. Combine the water and the soy sauce and pour it over the onion mixture. Arrange the squash chunks over the vegetables in the pot. Pour the maple syrup over the squash, sprinkle with the brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook in the Sun Oven until the squash is soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Makes 4 side dish servings

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