Rating: 4.48 stars
164 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This is a very easy and yummy vegetable side dish to make!!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place squash in a shallow baking pan, cut side down.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until tender.

  • Turn cut side up; season with salt and pepper, dot with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.

  • Bake for 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 56.7g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 97.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (170)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
Another great recipe from Corwynn. A super side dish too! On nights when I'm in a hurry I pierce the whole squash with a knife and microwave for 3 minutes. This makes it easier to halve and seed. Then I place it cut side down and microwave it for about 4 more minutes then finish with the brown sugar and butter in the oven. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/01/2012
Not something that I would ever make again. Certainly nothing special about it. Read More
(4)
164 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
Another great recipe from Corwynn. A super side dish too! On nights when I'm in a hurry I pierce the whole squash with a knife and microwave for 3 minutes. This makes it easier to halve and seed. Then I place it cut side down and microwave it for about 4 more minutes then finish with the brown sugar and butter in the oven. Yummy! Read More
(207)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
I made this at Christmas with my ham and it was a huge hit! I did take advice from other reviewers to cut oven time (which was occupied with ham and rolls)and use the microwave. I put them in 1/2 cup water face down in microwavable dish for 8 minutes. They were already really tender. Then I baked in oven for only 20 min. Perfect! Read More
(167)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very yummy for something different! I think next time I'll use a little less butter as the squash didn't soak it all up and it ended up leaking out into the pan and burning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2007
acorn squash is wonderful! for this recipe i simply baked the squash plain and then added a couple tablespoons of earth balance and agave nectar! yum! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
I made this last night and served it along with Roast Pork with Maple and Mustard Glaze (also from this site) which was an excellent combination. I followed the recipe with the exception of decreasing the brown sugar and omitting the cinnamon. Followed the baking times exactly which cooked them perfectly for us. I cut mine in wedges before serving. The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the squash in half. LOL! But here s a little tip microwave the whole squash for 2 minutes on high. That will soften it just enough and will make it a little easier to cut in half using a large chef's knife. Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2006
mmmmm this acorn squash dish is very tasty! made as directed except i basted the squash with the melted butter half way through the second baking stage. many thanks corwynn! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2005
The only way to eat any kind of winter squash! I do prefer to leave the cinnamon out though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
This was ummmm ummmm good! I used a little more brown sugar than the recipe called for to soak up the butter and it turned out just perfect. My whole family loved it even my six year old!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
The quantity of butter is too large! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/01/2012
Not something that I would ever make again. Certainly nothing special about it. Read More
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