Candied Acorn Squash Rings Recipe

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Candied Acorn Squash Rings

Sharon Colyer

By
@Cmom02

Acorn squash is the only winter squash I have ever made. I guess I should try other ones. But, this one is plenty good! Choose from two toppings. Original recipes from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook 1978. Tweaked by me.


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Rating:
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Serves:
Makes 6 servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 medium
acorn squash
1/4 tsp
salt
2/3 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
soft butter or vegetarian replacement
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg (optional)

TOPPING VARIATION

1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
maple flavored syrup
1/4 c
soft butter or vegetarian replacement
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground ginger (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Rinse whole squash; dry. Prick skin with a fork, all over. Place in large baking dish, and cook in microwave oven for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Let stand 5 minutes.
2Preheat stove oven to 350°F.

Cut acorn squash in half, remove seeds and any stringy material from the insides. Discard seeds & ends of squash. Slice into 1 inch slices.
3Return slices to baking dish. Season very lightly with salt. Combine brown sugar and butter. Spread on squash slices.
4Bake, uncovered, in oven for 15-20 minutes, basting occasionally.
5VARIATION: Mix maple flavored syrup, spices, and butter, (no brown sugar), together in a glass measuring cup. Microwave for 15 seconds. Pour over squash slices. Follow step #4.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy