Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavities and discard. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and salt and pepper, to taste. Rub the squash cavities and cut sides of the squash with the butter mixture and place them on a baking sheet, cut side up. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork. Serve 1 half per person.


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I put mine in a glass casserole dish with a lil water so the skins don't burn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is slap yo mamma, punch yo daddy good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, this is an excellent recipe! I usually make squash with pork sausage, this is a pleasant surprise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took the squash out of the skin and mashed it with the remainder of the brown sugar sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe and my whole family enjoys it even my four year old granddaughter, who can be quite picky... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every few weeks and it is delicious. I do not use the brown sugar and I half the amount of maple syrup. I add slivered almonds to mine after it is finished cooking and it adds a great touch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like this dish; just served it at a dinner party last night, and have made it half dozen times this season. I recently discovered that if you let the squash sit for a time before serving, what is left of the maple syrup/butter mixture will soak into the squash. That makes it divine! (I put the halves in a casserole dish and warmed them at 250 before serving, then cut the halves in half; I find the smaller pieces more attractive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This really is foolproof! I don't cook as a general rule, but after getting some squash from my dad's garden, I felt inspired... Delicious! I don't use the syrup, and take it out after about 40-45 minutes. Now I can't wait to try more "easy" recipes from this site! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievable! Next time I'll make it with half as much butter and sugar, but wow, it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it without the syrup (that's just way too much sugar to add on top of brown sugar - I suggest choosing one or the other, or using less of both. It was very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds good. I substitute orange marmalade with no sugar or sweeteners for the brown sugar. Almonds could add a nice flavor. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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