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Candied Acorn Squash

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars
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"Delicious side dish! No longer than 15 minutes prep AND cooking time. Buttery and sweet. Almost as good as dessert! A must-try!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 204
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place both halves of the squash cut side up on a microwave-safe plate or dish. Put 2 tablespoons of butter, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar into the cavity of each half.
  2. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes in the microwave on full power. Rotate the squash a couple of times to ensure even cooking. When the flesh is soft, scoop out soft flesh with the sugar and butter, and place it in a bowl. Mash it a little to blend the ingredients. Serve in a bowl, or your could even serve it in the shells.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 204 calories; 11.6 26.5 1.1 31 89 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very, very easy and husband-friendly. I added a tiny pinch of sweet pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, and cloves to the brown sugar, and then served it pooled in the...

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This is definitely an easy recipe to make, but I didn't think it was spectacular. I prepared as directed, but I think I should have taken the advice of another reviewer and added additional spi...

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Very, very easy and husband-friendly. I added a tiny pinch of sweet pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, and cloves to the brown sugar, and then served it pooled in the...

SOOO Much faster than baking and just as tasty! My boyfriend would make this for me in the oven once in awhile but stopped because it took so long. I am adding it back into our meals thanks to...

This summer my husband introduced me to acorn squash. He said his mom made it alot growing up. I sliced this into 1" sections and covered with 1" of water and cooked for 10 in the microwave. Br...

This is delicious and so quick and simple to make.

I served this as dessert after a light lunch to company. Everyone loved it! It is perfect as written but I added a few Craisins and chopped walnuts before serving just for color and texture. Exc...

This recipe was really good as long as you were able to dip the squash in the syrup. Once we ran out of syrup the rest just seemed too bland. Rather than doing this in the microwave, I baked i...

What at easy recipe! I didn't take the squash out of the shells, pulled the flesh from the skin and mixed it with the melted butter and brown sugar in the hollow and just ate it from the shell. ...

This is definitely an easy recipe to make, but I didn't think it was spectacular. I prepared as directed, but I think I should have taken the advice of another reviewer and added additional spi...

The best squash recipe I've found (I don't like squash, but my husband does.)