Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream

Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream combine caramelized Delicata squash, rich maple cream & tart pomegranate seeds for a beautiful fall / winter combo. Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream combine caramelized Delicata squash, rich maple cream & tart pomegranate seeds for a beautiful fall / winter combo. 

It was years ago when I first heard about eating Delicata squash, peel included.  And it didn’t take long for me to give it a try.  Unfortunately, the family’s response was a unanimous five thumbs down. For whatever reason, the rind was tough. It was back to the old fashioned way… . 

Problem is, those squash rounds look so darn cute.  Like fresh fall flowers.  Or golden full moons.  Yes, I broke down and tried it again.  And this time we loved it!

delicata squash rounds

Cut rounds

All it took was a little maple whipped cream to complete the picture (literally and figuratively).  Well, “complete” after the garnishes, which add a bright flavor contrast.

fry squash

Fry squash

Now most of the squash round recipes I’ve seen are baked, but I decided to pan fry on a whim.  It was a good choice.  After some light caramelization in a little butter, the natural sweetness really began to shine. 

fry sage

Fry sage

Of course, garnishes are always optional, but I encourage you to try them, especially the pomegranate seeds.  The tartness  is a perfect contrast to the warm sweetness of the squash. And the fried sage adds a nice herbal crunch.

Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream combine caramelized Delicata squash, rich maple cream & tart pomegranate seeds for a beautiful fall / winter combo. 

Served

If you don’t have delicata squash, feel free to substitute another variety, though you may need to peel them first.  Either way, it’s a taste treat.

Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream combine caramelized Delicata squash, rich maple cream & tart pomegranate seeds for a beautiful fall / winter combo. 

And closer…

 

Squash Rounds
Serves 4
Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream combine caramelized Delicata squash, rich maple cream & tart pomegranate seeds for a beautiful fall / winter combo.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
168 calories
4 g
56 g
17 g
1 g
11 g
53 g
13 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
53g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168
Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 11g
53%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 56mg
19%
Sodium 13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
2%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Squash
  1. 2 Delicata Squash (ideally, may sub other winter squash)
  2. 2 tablespoons butter or oil
Maple Whipped Cream
  1. ½ cup heavy cream
  2. ¼ teaspoon maple extract plus 2 T powdered sugar (or 2 T maple syrup or sugar)
Garnish
  1. 1/4 - 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  2. 24 fried sage leaves (fresh leaves plus oil for frying)
Instructions
  1. Slice squash into rounds and remove seeds.
  2. To prepare the maple cream, whip cream until medium peaks form.  Add maple syrup or extract/powdered sugar and whip until incorporated.
  3. If using fried sage, place a shallow layer of oil in a small pan.  Fry the sage leaves until just crisp a few at a time.  Set on paper towel (or a piece of washable fabric) while the rest cook.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat one tablespoon of butter.  Add half of the squash rounds to the pan, browning both sides of the squash and cooking until tender. Transfer these to a plate and set in a warm oven to stay warm.  Repeat with the remaining butter and squash.
  5. To serve, divide the squash rounds onto four plates, top with maple cream then sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and fried sage, if using,
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calories
168
fat
17g
protein
1g
carbs
4g
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2 thoughts on “Squash Rounds with Maple Whipped Cream

  1. David Scott Allen

    The squash looks amazing – love the golden brown color! And the sage is perfect… Mark won’t stand for anything sweet with his squash, though… (don’t get him started!) But I think the squash would be perfect as is!

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