This was a very nice blend of flavors! Thank you for the spice suggestions. I sprinkled nutmeg and cinnamon on after the salt and pepper. I did, however, cook the squash a bit differently. I cut them in half, lined a rimmed pan with foil, and filled it with 1/4 inches of water. I seeded and baked the squash at 400, cut-side down, for 35 minutes. Then I took it out, turned the halves over (keeping the water in the pan), and followed your directions for flavoring/seasoning with butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon, putting the squash back in for 10 min. (or until the sugar had melted). They came out tender, and delicious! Thanks for posting!
This is pretty much the same recipe I've used for years. The only difference is I put a nice pork chop (salt and peppered) on top of the squash, and wrap in foil. The flavor of the pork chop going into the squash is just awesome.
This is great! I made it with the cinnamon and nutmeg and a little extra brown sugar :) Made for PAC Spring '11!
DEEEEEElish!! Mmmmm, I really liked this! I did reduce the butter to 1 T. and used the sugar, pepper, salt, and cinnamon. I may add a bit more sugar next time since it was so yummy!! Thanks so much for sharing! :O)
Fabulous! I've never made acorn squash before and this was so good. My whole family ate it up!!
So good!! I prefer acorn to butternut any day. And since this recipe is so easy it has become a household staple.
This is really good. If I sound surprised, it's because I have never cooked an acorn squash and I've been cooking for 46 yrs.! I don't think I had ever eaten one either, so I didn't know what to expect. This recipe is perfect for a new cook or someone wanting to try a new veggie. Thank you for such a simple and delicious recipe. Donna
The combination of flavors was spectacular! My husband announced just before dinner that he was tired of all the squash I had been making. After trying this recipe he apologized for ever criticizing squash!
Very good and very easy! I made it in my toaster oven, since I didn't want to heat up the whole oven for my itty-bitty squash. I used cinnamon and nutmeg, and quite a bit of pepper. Very flavorful, and I will definitely make it again! Thanks!
I enjoyed this recipe. I guessed at the measurements and likely added a bit more brown sugar than called for. The pepper takes this dish over the top.Good, good , good! will make again