Acorn squash is flavored with a mixture of orange juice, ginger and nutmeg, and then baked until tender. An elegant dish that is almost too easy to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 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 the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Arrange squash halves cut side up in a shallow baking dish. Place one tablespoon of orange juice into each cavity. Sprinkle each one with ginger and nutmeg. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake for 60 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the squash is tender. Baking time will depend on the size of the squash. Remove from the oven, discard aluminum foil, and let the squash rest for 5 minutes before serving to let the juices settle.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2013
This turned out great! I really liked the ginger nutmeg OJ combination flavor. The squash I had wasn't very meaty so that was a disappointment but the flavor was good. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/06/2005
This recipe is amongst the worst I have ever tasted. I ordinarily love acorn squash but this was the pits. Too tart and was a poor combination with the ginger and nutmeg. Try one of the many other offerings available here instead - please! Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2005
This recipe is amongst the worst I have ever tasted. I ordinarily love acorn squash but this was the pits. Too tart and was a poor combination with the ginger and nutmeg. Try one of the many other offerings available here instead - please! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
I used lime juice because I didn't have orange it was still great....for acorn squash!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2003
The spices overpowered the squash taste. Perhaps smaller quantities would give it a better taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2003
I love acorn squash but this was not really thrilling Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
Have been using ginger with squash for a long time but only freshly grated ginger plus the orange juice some orange rind and brown sugar to taste. I think you will find this a little more zippy. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2013
This turned out great! I really liked the ginger nutmeg OJ combination flavor. The squash I had wasn't very meaty so that was a disappointment but the flavor was good. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2004
Simple and easy. Tasty. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2002
Two words: Delicious and Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2003
In fairness I used fresh ginger not dried. The dried probably would have been zippier. A little extra orange juice and nutmeg helped the final version. Not a bad version overall if you want a change from the overly sweet brown sugar covered acorn squash. Read More
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