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Sweet Baked Acorn Squash

November 5th, 2018


Fall makes us think of all things pumpkin flavored. But what about all the other types of squash? It's high season for squash lovers. What better way to try a new recipe, then to try these yummy acorn squash. With only 4 ingredients, you'll have it whipped up in no time for those amazed guests!


  • 2 acorn squash

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Thoroughly wash the squash and use a sturdy, sharp knife to cut them in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and strings. Cut each piece in half again. Place the pieces cut side down (peel side up) in a large baking dish and add about 1" of water. Cover with foil and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the squash pierces easily with a sharp knife.

  3. Remove from oven and increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Drain off most of the water from the baking pan, leaving just a small amount. Flip the pieces of squash over. Season each piece with a small amount of salt and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and just a dusting of cinnamon. Return to oven and allow to roast, cut side up, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes.

  4. If you'd like a more caramelized surface, set your oven BROIL for a minute or two at the end of the cooking time. Watch closely so it does not burn.


Microwave whole acorn squash for one to two minutes to make it a bit easier to cut. Don’t set the microwave for more than two minutes or the interior of the squash will begin to cook and change texture.

*recipe courtesy of

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