Baked Acorn Squash

    1 hour 5 min

    This is a quick and easy preparation that can be used for most any winter squash. Another option is to cook the squash whole, then slice it in half. Add the knob of butter and a sprinkling of sugar to each half and finish it off under the grill.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
    • 25g butter
    • 1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar
    • salt to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. Turn acorn squash upside down onto a baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven until it begins to soften, approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
    3. Remove squash from the oven and turn onto a plate so that the flesh is facing upwards. Divide the butter and brown sugar between the two halves and sprinkle with salt. Place squash in a baking dish (so the squash won't slide around too much) while baking.
    4. Place squash back in the oven and bake another 30 minutes.

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    This is the only way I've ever had squash but you can do it a quicker way. Cut it in half and seed it. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Put about a tablespoon of butter in each have and spread it around on the top edges and inside. Litely sprinkle nutmeg all over and then about twice as much cinnamon. Follow it up with brown sugar (1-2T each half depending on how sweet you like it) and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Feel free to turn the oven off and keep the squash in there until the rest of your meal is done. You just can't miss with squash this way!  -  10 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe. I love the butter and brown suagr flavor, but I cook mine differently. I use the same amount and same ingredients, but I cut the acorn squash in half, place flesh side up and place into a casserole dish or a roasting pan with a little water. I put the butter and brown sugar in the middle before I cook it. Then I cook in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 mins. Comes out perfect every time. If the squah is a little unstable, I cut the bottom just a little to make it stand up better. I'll do about 2 squash at a time (4 servings).  -  30 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    You can make this same recipe in the microwave. Just place squash halves cut side down in a microwave tray with 1/2 cup water per two halves. Cook 10-15 min until tender. Then turn over and fill with butter and sugar. Cook until butter melts.  -  07 May 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)