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Mama’s Acorn Squash

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 5


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 (8.5 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 medium halved, seeds and pulp removed acorn squash
  • for dusting ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Add the butter, brown sugar, pineapple and salt and pepper to a saucepan. Simmer on medium heat, while stirring, until syrupy, about 5 minutes.

Place the squash on the prepared baking sheet cut side up and spoon the pineapple mixture into the cavity. Brush any of the exposed squash with the mixture and dust with ground cinnamon. Bake until golden brown and tender, about 1 hour.