Baked acorn squash with a buttery orange flavor, accented with nutmeg. Kids love this!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 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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  • Fill a baking dish with about 1/2 inch water. Place squash halves cut side down in the dish, and bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

  • In a bowl, whisk together the thawed orange juice, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

  • Turn squash halves cut side up in the baking dish, and drizzle evenly with the orange juice sauce. Continue baking 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 37.8g 12% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 50.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2007
Please don't forget those seeds when you cut the squash in half spread the seeds out on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt pepper paprika onion and garlic powder and bake them along with the squash anbd in 5 minutes you'll have a little snack wile you're cooking the rest of your meal...they go great with an ice cold beer too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2010
I was so looking forward to this based on the ratings but to be honest the orange was overpowering. Did not enjoy it at all. Read More
(6)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2007
Please don't forget those seeds when you cut the squash in half spread the seeds out on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt pepper paprika onion and garlic powder and bake them along with the squash anbd in 5 minutes you'll have a little snack wile you're cooking the rest of your meal...they go great with an ice cold beer too! Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
I loved the hint of orange taste and the easy preparation of this dish; however I had to fill the hole with something so I diced two macintosh apples and tossed them with the orange sauce and then placed them in the squash. I cut the baking time of the sqash to 30 min and then baked the squash and apples together for 30 min. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
This was really tasty. I didn't have OJ concentrate so I just used regular OJ. I cut the cooking time down by partially cooking the squash in the microwave and then finishing it up in the oven with chicken that I was baking.This would be a great holiday recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2008
This recipe was very good but very sweet. I found adding soy sauce balanced out the sweet with a salty taste. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2007
I completely enjoyed this recipe. It is an ingenious idea way to get squash past your kid's plate. It worked. I did combine two recipes however. This one and "Acorn Squash with Apple". So I peeled and sliced the squash and simmered it with apple and the orange sauce. Great job! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2008
Everyone loved it! Personally I thought it had too much nutmeg but I will definitely make it again but I'll use 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg instead of 1 teaspoon. Try it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
Should add orange peel to punch up flavoring. When reheated and mashed with butter and brown sugar is really yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
Didn't have a strong orange flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2007
OK. I used honey instead of brown sugar. Maybe that's why mine wasn't great. Also I had to cook my squash for more than an hour in a gas oven and they still weren't very tender. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2010
I was so looking forward to this based on the ratings but to be honest the orange was overpowering. Did not enjoy it at all. Read More
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