Acorn Squash Recipe

Nothing hits the spot on a chilly autumn night like something warm and glazed and maybe buttery . . . HEY I know! Acorn Squash!!! It’s in season and it’s delicious!! If you’ve never tried it, you really should.  The taste will remind you maybe of sweet potatoes  –  a bit maybe?  Well try it and see what you think.  Here is an awesome, no trouble at all, way to cook them.  (down at the bottom, click on the image to download a printable pdf recipe card for your files!)


1. Slice the acorn squash in half.


2. The squash has seeds inside, like a pumpkin – in fact it even smells a bit like a pumpkin when you cut it open.


3. Take a spoon and scoop out the the seeds so you have a nice clean center.


4. Place the squash upside down in a baking dish and pour in the water.  Bake the squash just like this at 350° F  for about 45 minutes.

acorn45. After 45 minutes, remove from oven, drain water, and turn squash right side up. Pour glaze mixture over the squash and add a pat of butter to each one.  Bake like this for apx. 10 minutes, until glaze is heated through.


The squash should be nice and soft and coated with a sweet buttery maple glaze – and ready to serve.  Your family will eat it up!


Click the recipe card to get a printable version – and enjoy!


1 Comment

  1. Elaine on October 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I love acorn squash and am going to try this method. We just got a big one from our dil when we visited them this weekend. Your recipe comes just in time! LOL Thank you.