Zesty Baked Acorn Squash

Zesty Baked Acorn Squash


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About this recipe: This baked squash recipe is delicious, even the kids will love it! Acorn squash is baked with a warm, buttery, spiced orange sauce. It's perfect as a side dish with any meal.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 30g salted butter
  • 2 dessertspoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Fill a baking dish with about 1.25cm water. Place squash halves cut side down in the dish and bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the orange juice, orange zest, butter, dark brown soft sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Turn squash halves cut side up in the baking dish and drizzle evenly with the orange juice sauce. Continue baking 20 minutes.


If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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