Sweet Baked Acorn Squash, only 3 ingredients. Bake for an hour. How easy is that? Watch me show you how to make it on WHSV’s One-on-One Program with Bob Corso (link below).
Brown sugar makes terrific sweet baked acorn squash.
Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time for Sweet Baked Acorn Squash. September 7 is National Acorn Squash Day. There’s a day for just about everything, right?
I love Acorn Squash. Don doesn’t. He only likes it the way his momma made it, with tons of butter and brown sugar. Its super good that way, but I prefer eating it the way my mom made it— with butter and salt and pepper (link for recipe at the end of the post). Both recipes are made the same way. Watch me show you how.
What You Need
You will need a good knife, cutting board, measuring spoons and a casserole dish. But what you really want is a good set of pans, right?
Sweet Baked Acorn Squash RecipePrint
Sweet Baked Acorn Squash
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Side Dish, Vegetables
- Cuisine: American
- 1 acorn squash
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Wash the outside of the squash.
- Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center.
- Cut each half of the squash in half (so now you have 4 pieces).
- Place the squash on a baking pan with the flesh (inside) side up.
- Add about 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the pan.
- Put one tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in the center of each piece of squash.
- Bake in a 350F degree oven for about 45 minutes or an hour until the squash is tender.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of a medium acorn squash
- Calories: 213
- Sugar: 17.5 g
- Sodium: 9.8 mg
- Fat: 11.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.9 g
- Fiber: 1.6 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 30.5 mg
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop September 25, 2015 and updated September 7, 2021.