Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 70 MINUTES

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  • 1 acorn squash, cut in 1/2
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground


Preheat oven to 400°.


Scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavity and discard. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and salt and pepper, to taste. Rub the squash cavities and the cut sides of the squash with the butter mixture and place them on a baking sheet, cut side up. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork. Serve 1 half per person.

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter


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4 Reviews

Vicky 10/16/2015
I just cooked th

I just cooked this. It is absolutely wonderful. Just the right amount of sweet and spicy from the pepper. It is a keeper recipe that I will make often.

Robin 10/9/2015
I actually do so

I actually do something a bit different that my mom taught me. Bake your acorn first until just about done (45-60 mins) cut in half, clean out the seeds and string, put in about 1/4 tbsp butter and brown sugar (maybe 2 tsp) and then put back in the warm oven until it melts. I then scoop the sides of the squash, kind of mash it up and it's sweet and savory and like having candy with your dinner. Not sure I'd like the salt and pepper combination with this squash.

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The PDN Web 10/20/2014
Hi Margaret, tha

Hi Margaret, thank you for your comment! "Cut sides" refers to the inside portion of the squash-- the side you cut in half. You'll want to place the squash "cut side" up and rub that side with the mixture. Happy cooking!

Margaret 10/18/2014
I haven't tried

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but need to know what you mean by "cut sides of the squash with the butter mixture"???? Do you mean cut the brown sugar and butter together and then place in the squash???

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