15 Reviews

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!

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Greeny4444 March 09, 2009

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.

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ala-kat February 13, 2008

This is great! I made it with the cinnamon and nutmeg and a little extra brown sugar :) Made for PAC Spring '11!

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Cadillacgirl March 05, 2011

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)

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SPrins April 03, 2010

Fabulous! I've never made acorn squash before and this was so good. My whole family ate it up!!

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bethyjstar October 07, 2009

So good!! I prefer acorn to butternut any day. And since this recipe is so easy it has become a household staple.

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GlaaGar March 12, 2009

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

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donnie27 October 15, 2008

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!

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SugarJen January 04, 2008

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!

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Amanda Beth October 16, 2007

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

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Dixie from Kansas August 19, 2007
Easy Acorn Squash