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Delicious Baked Acorn Squash

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Description

This is as easy as it comes: you simply halve and hollow out acorn squash, then fill the hollow center with butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and salt … then you bake it. The results is a soft, flavorful squash that’s dripping with all the good things in life.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Acorn Squash
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons (to 3 Tablespoons) Brown Sugar
  • Pure Maple Syrup

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Halve each squash, then scrape out the seeds and stringy membranes. Place the halves, flesh side up, on a baking sheet and sprinkle each half with salt.

Next add a generous tablespoon of butter to the center of each squash followed by 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar. Next drizzle squash with maple syrup.

Pour 2 cups water in the bottom of the baking pan.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 30-45 minutes, or until squash is golden brown.

In the last 5 minutes of baking, turn on the broiler and allow tops to get a little more brown and the butter/sugar mixture to bubble.

Serve on a platter and share with Aunt Winifred.

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carissaleigh on 7.26.2010

this was so good, I nearly died of happiness.

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