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BAKED ACORN SQUASH



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Make and share this Baked Acorn Squash recipe from Food.com.

Provided by Alia55

Categories     Vegetable

Time 1h20m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 7

1 acorn squash
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch salt

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a baking sheet and a baking dish.
  • Halve the squash lengthwise and clean.
  • Transfer the squash, cut side down, to the baking sheet, and bake the squash until it is tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Don't turn off the oven.
  • While the squash cooks, melt the butter, and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Keep the mixture warm until it is needed.
  • Arrange the squash, cut sides up, in the baking dish.
  • Spoon the butter and seasonings equally over the sections.
  • Bake the squash another 15 minutes, until it is very soft.
  • Serve the squash hot.

EASY ACORN SQUASH



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Baking winter squash cut side down in a small amount of water really makes it tender, and eliminates tough spots. This recipe came from a sticker on a squash I bought several years ago.

Provided by GrandmaIsCooking

Categories     Vegetable

Time 45m

Yield 2 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 5

1 acorn squash
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 teaspoon butter, melted

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut squash in half and remove all seeds and strings. (Scrape the inside of the squash with the edge of a spoon).
  • Place squash halves upside down in a shallow pan. Pour water in pan to a depth of 1/4 inch (may use more or less water depending upon size of pan used).
  • Bake for 35 minutes. If any water remains, drain it off.
  • Turn squash over. Sprinkle cut side of squash lightly with salt if desired. Mix together the marmalade and melted butter and spoon over cut side of squash pieces.
  • Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 127.6, Fat 2.1, SaturatedFat 1.2, Cholesterol 5, Sodium 27.9, Carbohydrate 29.1, Fiber 3.3, Sugar 6, Protein 1.8

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