Rating: 4.55 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

To warm up a winter meal, offer sweet acorn squash halves flavored with a hot orange-brandy sauce.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
60 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). Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Coat pan evenly with melted butter.

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  • In a saucepan, mix the remaining butter, brown sugar, frozen orange juice concentrate, and brandy . Bring to a boil, and remove from heat.

  • Place squash halves cut side down in the baking dish, and bake 30 minutes, or until easily pierced with a knife. Turn squash over, and drizzle with the sauce. Continue baking 15 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 22.9mg; sodium 72.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
I fixed this for Christmas dinner. Although I'm not a big squash lover, I have to admit, this was very tasty. My mom, dad and husband "loved" it and my dad even asked for the recipe. I followed the directions to the letter and wouldn't suggest changing anything. I'll fix this again. Read More
(28)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2007
I did not really care for this...I don't know the brandy just didn't do it for me. Read More
(4)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
I fixed this for Christmas dinner. Although I'm not a big squash lover, I have to admit, this was very tasty. My mom, dad and husband "loved" it and my dad even asked for the recipe. I followed the directions to the letter and wouldn't suggest changing anything. I'll fix this again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2008
Wonderful acorn squash recipe! My husband is not normally a huge fan of most squash, and even he thought this was a great dish. The orange brandy sauce really makes it; I did not have regular brandy, but I did have a bottle of Cointreau (orange brandy) which was wonderful because it only added to the orange flavor. I also used fresh o.j. right out of the fridge, since I never keep the concentrated stuff around. Delicious recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2008
A nice change of pace but the orange flavour was a little overwhelming. Do yourself or the dishwasher a favour and put some foil in the bottom of the pan. The sugar in the sauce makes a terrible burnt mess. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2012
The orange was a little too strong. Otherwise incredible. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2007
I did not really care for this...I don't know the brandy just didn't do it for me. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
Delicious! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
I noticed that there are few reviews and those are quite a few years back. I do hope that does not mean it is not being cooked as it is really yummy! I don't have concentrate so just used orange juice and it worked just fine. If you like yours sweet you might add a little more brown sugar. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
Excellent recipe, we really enjoyed this side dish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I like squash in almost any form but this recipe was over the top! Wonderful side dish and easy to make. Instead of frozen orange juice I squeezed a fresh orange. Will definitely make again. Read More