Candied Acorn Squash Rings

Candied Acorn Squash Rings

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Sharon Colyer

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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)

How to Make Candied Acorn Squash Rings

Step-by-Step

  1. Rinse 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.
  2. Preheat 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.
  3. Return slices to baking dish. Season very lightly with salt. Combine brown sugar and butter. Spread on squash slices.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in oven for 15-20 minutes, basting occasionally.
  5. VARIATION: 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.

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About Candied Acorn Squash Rings

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




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