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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


  • 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


  • 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.