How to Bake Acorn Squash

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You know that you are in the height of the fall season around here when you see an abundance of acorn squash at the grocery stores.

To be honest, I always thought that acorn squash would be something that I would never enjoy. Acorn squash just looked like it would taste yucky to me.
Then I put on my big girl's hat and went for it.

The truth is that Acorn Squash is not so bad.


1 cup only has around 50 calories (plain..no butter etc).
Acorn squash is loaded in Vitamin C as well as containing Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium.

I have also been told that if you buy an acorn squash and store it in a 50 degree basement, it can last up to a few months.


How to Bake Acorn Squash


Here is a basic way to make an acorn squash and still give it some flavor


How to Bake Acorn Squash

How to Bake Acorn Squash




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How to Bake Acorn Squash
The truth is that Acorn Squash is not so bad.


1 cup only has around 50 calories (plain..no butter etc).
Acorn squash is loaded in Vitamin C as well as containing Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium.
Ingredients
  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 2 tablespoons Butter or alternative
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar or Alternative
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
Instructions
Be very careful when cutting your acorn squash in half. Start by inserting a sharp knife in the stem area of the squash. You will need to work your way down to the tip area. Some people will make a few cuts along the path or use a mallet to make cutting easier.Preheat your oven to 400f and prep a large baking pan with nonstick spray. I use a 5-qt rectangular baking pan.
Once your squash is cut into half, scoop out the pulp and seeds. Some people will roast the seeds like they do with pumpkin seeds. I save a few to plant in my garden.Use a knife to make cross-hatch scores in meat of each half. Your scores should be about 1/2-3/4" inch deep.Place each half face up in your pan. Add about 3/4" of water to the bottom of the pan.Place 1 tablespoon of butter in each half.Sprinkle with sugar and then add 1 tablespoon of syrup to each half.You can add any optional seasonings such as salt if desired.Bake for 55-60 minutes. Your squash will be finished when you can stick a fork into the meat easily.Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. This is a great time to spoon the liquid resting in the middle of each half over the meat of the fruit.You can eat the acorn squash directly from the shell or spoon the meat into a bowl or on to a plate.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings

























How to Bake Acorn Squash
How to Bake Acorn Squash 

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2 comments:

  1. The hardest part for me is cutting the squash in half. I never thought about saving seeds for planting. How do I store the seeds so they'll still be viable in the spring for planting?

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  2. (How to Bake Acorn Squash) I like making acorn squash every fall when it gets cooler outside. And I really like the taste of it also-

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