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How to Make Baked Acorn Squash

In this video, you’ll learn how to make simple acorn squash baked with a delicious glaze. Chef John shows you how to cut an acorn squash safely and how to create slashes in the meat of the squash to allow the glaze to soak in. Preparing the glaze is quick and easy. You’ll also learn why proper salting is key. This simple squash dish is the perfect side for so many seasonal main dishes. Get Chef John’s recipe for Baked Acorn Squash. Give it a try on this year's Thanksgiving dinner menu.

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  • gourguesg

This was delicious. The rare times I have eaten squash, never liked them. However, this recipe is excellent! I have become a fan of squash thanks to this recipe!

  • Debbie Thomas

I purchased an acorn squash for the first time and was looking for an easy recipe and stumbled onto your video. I appreciated the step-by-step instructions and pace of the video. I prepared the squash as directed and they were absolutely delicious! (I didn't have any maple syrup so I used white corn syrup instead.) Thank you! Gonna fix this for Thanksgiving.

  • jackie

I used pinapple juice instead of orange juice. Also I did not have maple syrup, so I used molasses instead. Hope it turns out well!