Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 50 mins
Perfect for your fall gatherings! These would also be great for a buffet because they are individual servings. You can make these a day ahead and add to the baking time.
- 4 lbs acorn squash
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, cut up, softened
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Heat oven to 350°F Line large rimmed baking sheet with foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray. Generously butter 10 1/2 cup nonstick muffing cups. Cut squash in half; rmove seeds. Place cut side down, on baking sheet. Bake 40 minutes until almost tender.
- Turn squash cut side up, sprinkle with brown sugar and butter. Bake 30-35 minutes or until tender.
- Scoop flesh of squash with butter sugar mixture into a large bowl (should have about 4 cups). With a potato masher, mash squash until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined.
- Fill muffin cups with squash mixture.
- Note: Custards can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. An additional 5-10 minutes baking time may be needed.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until brown around edges and toothpick inserted in center comes out moist but not wet.
- Cool in pan 5 minutes, invert onto baking sheet. With spatula, gently place custards on serving platter.
I make this every Thanksgiving (got the recipe from the Cooking Club of America originally.) It always gets the rave reviews. I lighten it up by using less butter, splenda brown sugar mix and egg product-no one can tell!
You won't need dessert after these! Easy done, and fast - I cooked the squash in my microwave (cut in half, upside down with a little water for 15 minutes on HIGH) and mixed in the brown sugar and butter with the spices. My kids have a day off school today, so that's why I forgot the Dijon mustard, but they taste great anyway.