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Honey-Spice Acorn Squash

 Honey-Spice Acorn Squash
"I've made this simple side dish for more than 35 years," says Alpha Wilson of Roswell, New Mexico. Cinnamon and ginger give a nice spiced flavor to the moist tender squash halves. You can use up the extra squash in the two recipes that follow.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 medium acorn squash


  • In a large bowl, combine the honey, butter, salt, cinnamon and
  • ginger. Cut squash in half; discard the seeds. Fill squash halves
  • with butter mixture.
  • Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover and bake
  • at 375° for 1 hour or until squash is tender. Uncover; bake 10
  • minutes longer or until filling is bubbly.
  • Serve four squash halves. Drain and discard butter mixture from
  • remaining squash; mash. Refrigerate squash for another use. Yield: 4
  • servings plus about 4 cups mashed squash.