A simple and easy way to enjoy Acorn Squash.

Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash

Angie Halten
A simple and easy way to enjoy Acorn Squash.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • Dash of salt


  • Cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise from stem to end. You may want to use a strong chef's knife and perhaps a rubber mallet if the skin of the acorn is too tough to cut. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy core in the center of each half.
  • Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and the squash doesn't get dried out.
  • Coat the inside of each half with a 1/2 Tbsp of butter. Add a Tbsp of brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a teaspoon of maple syrup to each half. Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes at 400°F, or until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned.
  • When finished, remove from oven and let cool before serving. Spoon any buttery sugar sauce that has not already been absorbed by the squash over the exposed areas.
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