Spiced Baked Acorn Squash

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

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! :)

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).


Most Helpful

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!

reneeshort November 28, 2016

Prepared with a freshly picked acorn squash from the garden. The cinnamon was reduced by half and the cognac was a *very nice touch*. Served with a main dish salad and crusty bread for an easy but elegant mid-week meal. Thanks for posting.

COOKGIRl September 24, 2010

Wonderful squash! I skipped the honey as I didn't have any in the house and used rum instead of brandy. Served it as a side to a lentil dish. Fantastic taste. The sweetness really compliments the sauce. Mine took about 60 minutes to bake.

Sackville February 20, 2006

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