Acorn Squash Slices Recipe
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Acorn Squash Slices Recipe

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"Acorn squash is a favorite with my family," relates Mrs. Richard Lamb of Williamsburg, Indiana. "This recipe gets sweet maple flavor from syrup and an appealing nuttiness from pecans. It's easy, too, because you don't have to peel the squash."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 slices: 170 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membrane. Cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends.
  2. Place slices in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Combine syrup and butter; pour over squash. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Acorn Squash Slices in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p8

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barfive User ID: 53274 29828
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"This such a comforting receipe as it use natures ingredients. Adding maple syrup to anything makes it delicious in my books"

keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 48542
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"I didn't have maple syrup, so I added some dark brown sugar to the melted butter and brushed it on instead; it was very good!"

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