Baked Acorn Squash with butter and brown sugar

(from clair’s recipe box)

I cut back butter, sugar and maple syrup as I found it a bit too rich (original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of each).


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Serves 2 people

Categories: Sides, Veggies


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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. 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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