Perfect Acorn Squash

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by MollyLin

This is my favorite recipe for acorn squash. It's very sweet, but not overly so. I based this off a recipe by Paula Deen. It's best to use real maple syrup. My husband who doesn't like squash and my 3 year old daughter really liked this. I served it with a pork roast and mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Slice acorn squash in half from top to bottom and scoop out the seeds and stringy pulp. With a knife or fork pierce the flesh of the squash on the inside being careful not to go through the skin.
  3. In a bowl mix brown sugar, syrup, cinnamon,salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the butter into little cubes and put 2 tablespoons into each squash. Place 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture over the butter.
  5. Place squash on baking sheet and bake for one hour.

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