Honey Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe

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"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.—Alpha Wilson, Roswell, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium acorn squash

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Spice Acorn Squash in Taste of Home Dining on a Dime 2008, p162

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Very simple and very good taste. Just the right amount of butter and honey which really complimented the squash. I love recipes that allow the star ingredient to stand out. I'll be making this again."

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