Cinnamon Brown Sugar Acorn Squash (Ayote En Miel)
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 10mins
- 1 acorn squash
- 3 sticks whole cinnamon sticks
- 2 1⁄4 cups golden brown sugar
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- Cut squash in half and clean out interior (take out all the seeds and stringy part). Cut each half in quarters (4 pieces).
- In a medium saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar, cinnamon, water and squash. Arrange the squash (skin down) in the sauce pan in a way that allows all the squash to be almost covered in water.
- Cook on medium heat for about 2 hours, cheking on the squash every 30-45 mins making sure that it is not running out of water. Towards the end the sauce should be a light syrup. Let the squash cool and the syrup thicken for about 10-15 mins before serving. Serve with Vanilla ice cream or whip cream.
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