Butter Rum Acorn Squash

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I always enjoy a good squash recipe. This is a good one!


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Butter 13x9x2" glass baking dish.
  3. Cut tops and bottoms off squash.
  4. Scoop out and discard seeds.
  5. Cut squash crosswise into 1/2" thick rings.
  6. Arrange in prepared dish, overlapping slightly if neccessary.
  7. Mix sugar and spices in small bowl.
  8. Sprinkle over squash.
  9. Drizzle with butter and rum.
  10. Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Turn squash over, cover and bake an addtional 15 minutes, or until squash is very tender.
Most Helpful

We ate this until we bursting, then when I was cleaning the table, I took a couple more bites!! It is an excellent acorn squash recipe. I added just a dash of dried cloves to the spice mix. I baked this covered until the final 15 minutes, then I uncovered it and let it crisp up a little. I recommend this recipe to all who love squash, I will also try it with butternut.

MizzNezz May 02, 2002

I've finally found a squash recipe that my kids will eat! All the flavors compliment each other very well in this recipe. I used a different type of winter squash (not sure of the name of it...it came from our CSA) rather than acorn squash. Like some of the other reviewers, I left it uncovered for the last 15 minutes. Additionally, I tossed on a handful of unsalted walnuts for those last 15 minutes. That was just enough time for them to toast in the oven and to get slightly glazed with the sugar mixture - yum! Thanks, Bev!

jdoe January 25, 2004

Another delicious squash recipe - the spice mix was perfect with the rum & butter! Other than using light amber rum & leaving uncovered in the last 15 minutes, I followed the recipe exactly. Thanx Bev!

CountryLady January 13, 2004