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Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash Recipe

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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, at 45 minutes.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 squash equals 251 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"My very picky eaters finally will eat squash!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"When I cook acorn squash I always make a small slice off the bottom on the squash so it has a flat surface to sit on. This helps keep the yummy filling inside. You can also microwave the squash to soften and then finish it in the oven."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"Nothing fancy but packs great flavor. If you are tired of dressing up acorn squash this is by far the easiest and tastiest!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"This was the first time we had Acorn Squash, but it wont be the last. It was delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"my family loved this squash recipe!!"

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