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Baked Acorn Squash

November 24, 2015
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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.

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

Directions:

  • 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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