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.
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut squash in half and remove all seeds and strings. (Scrape the inside of the squash with the edge of a spoon).
- 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).
- Bake for 35 minutes. If any water remains, drain it off.
- 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.
- Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
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.
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!
What a treat this is! I used Orange/Ginger marmalade. The recipe is, as said, so easy and so tasty