Orange-Glazed Acorn Squash

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe in 2005 Taste of Home Annual Recipes. It was submitted by J Maynihan from Lakeville, MInn. Easy recipe that is very flavorful. There is a similar Taste of Home recipe posted on this site, but this recipe is slightly different.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 small acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 13 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 14 cup salt (omitted)
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 14 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 18 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut-side down in a 15-in x 10-in x 1-in baking pan; add 1/3 in of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain water from baking pan; turn squash cut side up. Pour about 2 T. orange glaze into each squash half. bake 25-30 minutes longer or until squash is tender.
Most Helpful

This is another great recipe that worked well for us as left overs the 2nd time around, since there were just 2 of us to enjoy it! I particularly enjoyed the combo of orange & squash, & admit that I was generous with the orange zest! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block]

Sydney Mike December 19, 2010