Mama's Acorn Squash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

One 8.5-ounce can crushed pineapple

Pinch of salt and ground pepper

2 medium acorn squash, halved, seeds and pulp removed

2 medium acorn squash, halved, seeds and pulp removed 

Ground cinnamon, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. 
  2. Add the butter, brown sugar, pineapple and salt and pepper to a saucepan. Simmer on medium heat, while stirring, until syrupy, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Place the squash on the prepared baking sheet cut side up and spoon the pineapple mixture into the cavity. Brush any of the exposed squash with the mixture and dust with ground cinnamon. Bake until golden brown and tender, about 1 hour.