Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash Recipe
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Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash Recipe

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With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash becomes pleasantly sweet. This is comfort food—easy to prepare and a tasty pairing with a pork entree. —Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 251 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Scoop out and discard seeds from squash. Place cut side down in a 13x9-in. baking dish; add water. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  2. If necessary, drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Combine syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt; pour into squash halves. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until glaze is heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash in Reminisce August/September 2008, p49

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No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 255290
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"Very good... I also added about 2 Tablespoons melted butter."

[email protected] User ID: 1665956 245778
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"This was great, and so easy! I added somw walnuts into the cavity after pouring in the saue. My daughter is looking forward to having this again!"

bevery1949 User ID: 5979249 233646
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Had this for supper. Enjoyed. Used real maple syrup so I think it was a little sweet. Next time I make this I will take a fork and prick the squash so the glaze has a chance to penetrate the squash."

danali2001 User ID: 2512314 148508
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"I used Elaine D's idea and grated some apple into the center for the last 15 minutes or so. It was really good!"

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 99975
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Will probably use less sugar next time, but these were good."

Elaine D. User ID: 5493438 131576
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Love this , i grate an apple and add along with a pat of butter in eaxh half. Yum!"

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 131568
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"I am eating this now! There are only two of us and we eat small portions, so I halved this. It is so good! The remaing maple syrup-brown Sugar mixture, I poured over a ham steak. Thank you for a delicious supper!"

jkjkjksend User ID: 5410512 80612
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"These were pretty good. They weren't spectacular but they were good. We used more than one acorn squash and then cut them up into pieces when we were done so that a lot of people could enjoy them."

briannem User ID: 6332862 157005
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Used butternut squash and cooked in microwave for 20 min, then oven for glaze. very good!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 67478
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Excellent! I scooped out the squash and

mashed it up because my kids wouldn't eat it like presented. I also sprinkled some nutmeg on and some chopped walnuts. Yummy!"

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