I've blogged before about my friends Dulce & Michael East who own Kahiltna Birchworks. They always give out a little collection of recipes with their syrup. The other day, I actually tried one! It was fabulous.
Baked Birch-Nut Squash
2-3 acorn, butternut or delicata squash (I used 2 delicata)
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup butter (I used about half that amount)
1/4 cup birch syrup
2 TBSP honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger (I used fresh, just because I had some on hand)
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Cut squash in half. Scoop out seeds. Place in pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes .
Melt butter in saucepan.. Add the rest of the ingredients . Simmer for about 5 minutes. Spoon into squash halves and bake about 20 minutes longer.
This was a great accompaniment to the sauteed chicken breasts and tossed salad that I served the other night.