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Baked Acorn Squash

November 24, 2015

Here’s one of my favorite Fall side dishes! Goes great with Pork Chops with Maple Mustard Glaze, KP Chicken Tenders, and Baked Maple Salmon with Almonds.

1 Fresh acorn squash
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup


  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Using a large knife, cut acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end.
  • Scoop out seeds and stringy stuff in center of each half.
  • Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up.
  • Add 1-inch of water to bottom of baking pan (so skins don’t burn and squash doesn’t dry out).
  • Put 1 Tablespoon butter inside each half of squash.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon brown sugar to each half.
  • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup inside each half.
  • Bake 1 hour, or until squash is very soft and the tops are lightly browned. (Do not undercook.)
  • When finished, remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
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5 Responses to “ Baked Acorn Squash ”

  1. Buffalo At Heart on October 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I make mine almost the same way!!!! I use a little bit of garlic salt, and never thought to use maple syrup. Love your site!

    • KP on October 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks so much! Please keep the comments coming–I appreciate hearing from you. I hope you like the addition of maple syrup to the squash. Makes it even sweeter and richer!

  2. Kristen Podulka on October 24, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Hi Chris, Yes–Jenny and I went to both high school and college together!! Very small world! Hope you’re having fun out East!

  3. Christina Barney on October 24, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Kristin, I am in Salem, MA with my friend, Linda Monahan. Just found out that you and Jen Monahan are friends!!! Small world!!!

  4. Amanda Surbey on October 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I have an acorn squash sitting on the kitchen counter. How did you know?

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