Baked Acorn Squash

Last night I had something I’ve never had before – acorn squash!  How, in all my years of loving squash I have never managed to try the acorn variety, I will never know.  But, this horrendous oversight has been remedied, and it was delicious.  It’s also probably the easiest recipe of all time.

Isn’t it beautiful?


Here’s all it takes:


1 acorn squash
2  tsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar


1. Wash the acorn squash and then cut in half from top to bottom.  Scoop out the seeds and discard.
2.  Put 1 tsp of butter and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in the center of each of the squash halves.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half.  Cooking times can vary depending on the size of your squash, so check it after an hour to see how done it is. It should look nice and slightly browned on the top when it’s done (see photo above).  Let it cool for at least ten minutes, then enjoy!

As mentioned, this was the first time I’ve ever had acorn squash, but it was suuuuuper good. It’s really sweet, and has a texture a little bit like a spaghetti squash, but not quite as “spaghetti-like”.   I will definitely be making this again.

Today’s Question:  What is your favorite squash?  Leave me a comment below with your answer!
A: Mine is pumpkin of course, but butternut squash comes in a close second.



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