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.
If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.
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)
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)
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)