Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

Servings: 2 servings
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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





Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavities and discard. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and salt and pepper, to taste. Rub the squash cavities and 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.

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My new favorite side dish!!!

By Christy A. on December 02, 2013



By Connie Writer on November 05, 2013


I made this today and put it on Dinner Happy. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

By Cooking on Broadway on November 04, 2013


LOVE U Recipes

By Wanda Ramos on November 02, 2013


Paula, made your Acorn squash recipe yesterday it was a big hit Thank you Paula, it was so good

By mary leadmon on October 29, 2013


I love your insights, you are very inspiring

By Doug Ashley on October 21, 2013


I did the Acorn Squash today and loved it. It is so easy and so good.

By Anonymous on October 20, 2013


It was soooooooo good. my will have this again, and again! Thank you Paula!

By Jim Chambers on October 17, 2013


I just eat it need for salt or sugar or syrup or butter.....just wonderful PLAIN

By Anonymous on October 17, 2013


Good to see you getting back in the public eye. People should use common sense and not hold something against someone that was said years ago. People have a way of changing for the better if you give them a chance anyway.

By Martha Pitt on October 16, 2013


Place halves skin side down in a small baking dish with half inch of hot water! Plus score the inside of each half to the skin

By Bob Cross on October 16, 2013


I am going to make this tonight! Only, I might tweek it and add a pinch od cayenne.

By Judi Suttles on October 16, 2013


I love acorn squash. Always cooked for half hour cut side down and then turned over to cook last half hour. I add butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Very good. I will try your recipe, as it sounds simpler. Unsure if will add maple syrup.

By Mary H on October 16, 2013


An even easier way! Prepare as before, don't heat the oven! Place cut side down in a covered microwave dish both halves, microwave on high 6 min. Remove, flip halves cut side up and spoon same mixture in hollows and cover again. Microwave on high for 6 more minutes - done! Scoop out of skins into dish and enjoy!

By Pops Fassett on October 16, 2013


Miss you Paula...think you got a raw deal

By betty colegrove on October 16, 2013


Really good and good for you. Keep it going Paula and we will followbyou

By Maria Barrick on October 16, 2013


How do I know when acorn squash is ripe? Bought one and it was very hard

By Paula Teran on October 16, 2013


add nutmeg it adds more flayor

By Honor Clark on October 16, 2013


I make this all the time for my boyfriend. We love it. But I am going to use your recipe, I have never made it with maple syrup before. Thanks.

By gloria fullbright on October 16, 2013


Haven/t made it this way in years but I know it is delicious, So glad to see you coming back Paula, You said it early in this ordeal "If God brings you to it He will see you through it." and He is and will continue to on to even better things as He did Job. God bless you fair lady and congratulations on the weight loss.

By Yvonne Butler on October 16, 2013

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