baked acorn squash recipes

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Easy baked acorn squash recipe, perfect for the fall. Squash is cut in half, insides scooped out, then baked with a little butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Because squash has a natural sweetness to it, I find roasting to be the best method, because it intensifies and caramelizes the sweetness and flavors in the squash.

baked acorn squash recipes

How to baked acorn squash recipes!

Using a sharp, sturdy chef’s knife, carefully cut the acorn squash in half, from tip to stem.

Use a melon baller or spoon to remove the inner seeds and strings.until the inside is smooth.

Take a sharp paring knife and score the insides of the acorn squash halves in a cross-hatch pattern, about a half-inch deep cuts.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place the squash halves cut side up in a roasting pan. Whisk together melted butter, Maple Syrup, and brown sugar in a small bowl.

Rub of butter mixture into the insides of each half. sprinkle with salt and pepper.

How to baked acorn squash recipes!

Bake at 400°F (205°C) for about an hour, until the tops of the squash halves, are nicely browned, and the squash flesh is very soft and cooked through.

When done, remove the squash halves from the oven and let them cool for a bit before serving. Enjoy!

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Easy baked acorn squash recipe, perfect for the fall. Squash is cut in half, insides scooped out, then baked with a little butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked acorn squash recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients

  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Using a sharp, sturdy chef's knife, carefully cut the acorn squash in half, from tip to stem.
  • Use a melon baller or spoon to remove the inner seeds and strings.until the inside is smooth.
  • Take a sharp paring knife and score the insides of the acorn squash halves in a cross-hatch pattern, about a half-inch deep cuts.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place the squash halves cut side up in a roasting pan. Whisk together melted butter, Maple Syrup, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Rub of butter mixture into the insides of each half. sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 400°F (205°C) for about an hour, until the tops of the squash halves, are nicely browned, and the squash flesh is very soft and cooked through.
  • When done, remove the squash halves from the oven and let them cool for a bit before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 968IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
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