• 200g sliced bacon
  • 2kg butternut squash (seeded, chopped, and peeled)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 150mL maple syrup
  • 7g five-spice powder
  • Salt
  • 1 onion (chopped and peeled)
  • 60g butter
  • 1L maple water


  • Prepare oven and preheat it to 180°C.
  • Have the bacon slices, garlic, and squash chunks into the roaster. Pour in the maple syrup and sprinkle with salt and five-spice powder and roast them until the squash begins to show color.
  • Prepare a large pot. Have the onion sweat. Add in the roasted ingredients and the maple water and let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
  • Have the blender reduce and adjust the seasoning. Strain it through cheesecloth or sieve. Keep it warm.
  • This recipe can serve 4 portions.

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