Acorn squash with orange-brandy sauce

Acorn squash with orange-brandy sauce


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About this recipe: A super-delicious baked squash dish. Acorn squash is baked until tender, then topped with a delectable buttery, sweet orange and brandy sauce. It's the perfect dish for the cold winter months.


Serves: 4 

  • 50g butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Melt 1/3 butter in a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish. Coat dish evenly with melted butter.
  2. In a saucepan, mix the remaining butter, dark brown soft sugar, orange juice and brandy. Bring to the boil and remove from heat.
  3. Place squash halves cut side down in the baking dish and bake 30 minutes or until easily pierced with a knife. Turn squash over and drizzle with the sauce. Continue baking 15 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.


If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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