Grilled Acorn Squash

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    Grilled Acorn Squash

    Grilled Acorn Squash

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    30min


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    About this recipe: This dish is quick and easy to make. Squash halves are microwaved, then grilled with butter and dark brown sugar. It's sweet, buttery and darn tasty. Serve as a side dish to any meal.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 2 

    • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g butter, divided
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a microwave safe baking dish pour enough water to reach 3.75cm in depth. Place the squash halves cut side down in the water and pierce the skin with a fork a few times. Microwave on high for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.
    2. Sprinkle each half with salt and pepper to taste. Place 30g butter and 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar in each half.
    3. Grill 5 minutes or until butter is melted. Mix the melted butter and sugar into the flesh and serve.

    Ingredients

    If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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    139

    Simple, quick and delicious! I love acorn squash and my Mom always used to make it this way. I'm so glad I found this recipe. This is a fall and winter classic and what's great is it takes virtually no time at all! If you want to spice things up add a little cinnamon or nutmeg.  -  07 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    102

    This recipe not only takes care of the job in about 1/3 the time it takes in a conventional oven, but also frees up the oven! Wish I would have thought to cook it this way YEARS ago. I think the last time I made acorn squash in the oven WAS the last time I'll make acorn squash in the oven! Also, I used one large squash and the cooking time and amounts of brown sugar and butter were perfect. Thanks, Corinne, for sharing Nana's recipe!  -  27 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    80

    I make this recipe almost the same way except I bake in the oven at 350 degrees. My kids didn't like squash so I called this California sweet potato and they loved it. I baked in the oven at 350 degrees. I crunch up a large piece of aluminum foil, then nest the acorn squash in the aluminum foil so they don't tip over. Bake for about 1 hr. Another variation I've heard is to use maple syrup with the butter instead of the brown sugar. Anyway you make it, it is delicious.  -  15 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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