Mashed Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Herb Tea
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Enliven your Thanksgiving table with a new tea-inspired side dish! High-fiber acorn squash is a healthy alternative to potatoes, and when flavored with Apple Cider Herb Tea, is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday table.

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 6 Bigelow® Apple Cider Herb Tea Bags
  • 4 lbs. acorn squash (about 4 medium or 2 large), cut in half and seeds removed
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
When preparing this recipe please be sure to check all labels on all products you use to insure that all items are gluten free.

Instructions

Enliven your Thanksgiving table with a new tea-inspired side dish! High-fiber acorn squash is a healthy alternative to potatoes, and when flavored with Apple Cider Herb Tea, is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday table. Preheat oven to 400º and place oven rack on middle setting. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and arrange the acorn squash cut-side down on the pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until flesh is soft. Allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, combine hot water and tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Thoroughly squeeze tea bags and discard. Set aside. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh of the acorn squash and place in large bowl. Mash with a fork. Add ½ cup of the tea, brown sugar, butter and salt, and stir to combine, making sure the liquid is absorbed. Add more tea (1 tablespoon at a time) if the puree is too stiff. Check seasonings, and add more salt if necessary. Serve hot.

May we suggest English Teatime to pair with this recipe?
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