Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

Baking winter squash cut side down in a small amount of water really makes it tender, and eliminates tough spots. This recipe came from a sticker on a squash I bought several years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut squash in half and remove all seeds and strings. (Scrape the inside of the squash with the edge of a spoon).
  3. Place squash halves upside down in a shallow pan. Pour water in pan to a depth of 1/4 inch (may use more or less water depending upon size of pan used).
  4. Bake for 35 minutes. If any water remains, drain it off.
  5. Turn squash over. Sprinkle cut side of squash lightly with salt if desired. Mix together the marmalade and melted butter and spoon over cut side of squash pieces.
  6. Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.


Most Helpful

good method, but I tried it tonight and didn't check the squash before 35 minutes. They were way overdone before I broiled them, but I wanted to broil anyway to get them brown.

SugarJen January 04, 2008

I tried this tonight on 3 kinds of squash: acorn, delicata, carnival. Also included a dollop of cranberry sauce. The contrasting colors were very pretty. The winner? Delicata. ...although they were all good. :-) We also washed, salted, and roasted the seeds while preheating the oven, and they were great, too!

origamifreak November 22, 2007

What a treat this is! I used Orange/Ginger marmalade. The recipe is, as said, so easy and so tasty

Bergy October 01, 2007

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