Best Baked Acorn Squash

    1 hour 10 min

    This is a wonderful baked squash recipe. Acorn squash is dotted with butter, brown sugar and ground cinnamon, before being baked until soft and delicious. Serve as a side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 50g butter, diced
    • 85g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place squash in a shallow baking tin, cut side down.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until tender.
    4. Turn cut side up; season with salt and pepper, dot with butter and sprinkle with dark brown soft sugar and cinnamon.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes more.


    If acorn squash is unavailable, substitute in one butternut squash.

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    Another great recipe from Corwynn. A super side dish, too! On nights when I'm in a hurry I pierce the whole squash with a knife and microwave for 3 minutes. This makes it easier to halve and seed. Then I place it cut side down and microwave it for about 4 more minutes, then finish with the brown sugar and butter in the oven. Yummy!  -  09 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this at Christmas with my ham and it was a huge hit! I did take advice from other reviewers to cut oven time (which was occupied with ham and rolls)and use the microwave. I put them in 1/2 cup water face down in microwavable dish for 8 minutes. They were already really tender. Then I baked in oven for only 20 min. Perfect!  -  01 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very yummy for something different! I think next time I'll use a little less butter as the squash didn't soak it all up and it ended up leaking out into the pan and burning.  -  15 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)