Spiced Baked Acorn Squash

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Wonderfully rich and full of beta carotene! These are available year-round, so you don't have to wait for the harvest season to enjoy them! :)

Top Review by reneeshort

I bought the squash and then didn't feel up to cooking that evening. My hubby did the cooking. He did a wonderful job. We didn't have the brandy, so he subbed with rum. A medium squash took about an hour to bake. It was soooo yummy! We loved the spices. They were a perfect balance with the squash and other ingredients. We will be making this again and again! Thanks so much, Sue Lau!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Halve squash and remove seeds and pulp; rinse.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon allspice, 3/4 teaspoon brown sugar, and a pinch nutmeg to each half.
  5. Dot each half with butter and drizzle a tsp.
  6. of brandy over top.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 45-90 minutes, or until squash is tender (time depends on size of squash, really).

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