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acorn squash baked in butter and maple syrup

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Jane Whittaker
Massena (now in FL), NY

When acorn squash became plentiful in the fall, my Mom would fix this frequently, and no wonder, they are delicious but so easy to fix. Sometimes she would put brown sugar and butter in, or do like in the picture and use maple syrup and butter, either way, they are yummy.

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We love acorn squash and this is a fantastic way to prepare it. Once baked, the acorn squash is tender and tastes similar to a sweet potato casserole. Dip bites of squash into the sweet and buttery sauce. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For acorn squash baked in butter and maple syrup

  • 2 md
    acorn squash
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 8 Tbsp
    real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp
    each, salt and pepper

How To Make acorn squash baked in butter and maple syrup

Test Kitchen Tips
Depending on the size of your acorn squash, microwaving times will vary. Ours took 5-6 minutes to soften.
  • Cooking acorn squash in the microwave.
    Wash squash, prick all over with tines of a fork 7 or 8 times. Cook in the microwave until they start to soften. This will speed both prep and baking time.
  • Cooked squash cut in half.
    Slice squash lengthwise.
  • Seeds removed from the acorn squash.
    Scoop out seeds.
  • Acorn squash in a baking dish with syrup and butter.
    Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and put about 1/2 inch of water in it. Place the squash, cut side up, in a prepared pan. Put 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons maple syrup in each squash. Sprinkle salt and pepper over all.
  • Basting the acorn squash.
    Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour 15, minutes, or until fork-tender. Baste squash every 20 minutes.