Acorn Squash With Butter Pecan Sauce

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

Incredibly simple and delightfully good!


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Cut squash halves crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish; cover with foil.
  2. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until almost tender.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, syrup and pecans. Cook just until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove squash from oven. Spoon pecan mixture over squash. Return to oven; bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender, spooning pecan mixture occasionally over squash.
Most Helpful

Wonderful flavor -- absolutely loved this squash dish and wish I had made it for Thanksgiving. But, there's always Christmas, next Thanksgiving and everyday of the year in between. : ) So simple to make and so delicious. Made for What's on the Menu tag game.

DailyInspiration December 03, 2014

I mean really, what's NOT to love about this awesome recipe. Easy and delicious! We had it aside some salmon and I have to say that the butter pecan sauce was FABULOUS atop the salmon too. WOW what a tasty dinner we had this evening. Thanks for sharing this keeper!

JanuaryBride May 01, 2011

I couldn't believe something so simple could taste so good! I used splenda brown sugar and sugar free syrup for a tad bit healthier version.

anme December 02, 2008