Orange-Glazed Grilled Acorn Squash

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 acorn squash, halved lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed

1/4 cup melted butter

Salt and freshly ground pepper

4 cups fresh orange juice

1/2 cup light brown sugar

4 whole allspice berries

1 stick cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Brush the cut side of each acorn squash with the butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet and bake until almost tender, about 30 minutes.

While the squash is baking, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, allspice, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Cook over high heat until reduced to 1 cup, stirring often.

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place the squash, cut side up, on the grill, and brush with the orange glaze. Cook for 5 minutes, turn over with tongs, and grill for 5 more minutes, or until tender and glaze is caramelized. Remove from the grill and brush with more of the glaze. Serve warm.

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