Baked Acorn Squash With Cinnamon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

THIS says fall. Orange, crispy, with spices to make you swoon. Baked pieces look gorgeous on a beautiful serving platter. Or on your plate!


  1. Cut into halves or quarters & clean out the seeds.
  2. Place pieces upside down in baking dish.
  3. Pour 1/4 inch water into baking dish.
  4. Microwave for 8 minutes, turning once.
  5. Remove carefully (hot!).
  6. Transfer *right-side up* to foil-covered oven platter.
  7. Brush each semi-squishy piece with oil.
  8. Then sprinkle with cinnamon & nutmeg, to taste.
  9. Optional: Sprinkle raisins over the spices, remembering that raisins are high in sugar (in case diabetes is a concern).
  10. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until the acorn squash looks golden and crispy.


Most Helpful

Squash comes out tender and moist by cooking this way - would definatly use this cooking method again! I used the optional raisins and they plumped up nicely while cooking. I used 1/2T oil for both squash (1/4T each). I removed them from the oven after 30 minutes and they were cooked through - although I was only cooking one squash. DH and I each enjoyed half - will be making again! Made for Pick-A-Chef Spring 2008.

Brooke the Cook in WI March 25, 2009

Lovely recipe without added sugar (YAY). The natural sugars in the squash and cinnamon being a sweet spice make a very nice combo that is sweet enough. This will be good year round. It took mine about 35 mins @ 350 for the 2nd baking.

Annacia April 14, 2008

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