Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe

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Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe
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Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe

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Working full time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker. This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them. —Carol Greco, Centereach, New York
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into squash halves. Sprinkle with raisins. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter. Wrap each half individually in heavy-duty foil, sealing tightly.
Pour water into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place squash in slow cooker, cut side up (packets may be stacked). Cook, covered, on high 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until squash is tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Acorn Squash in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 433 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into squash halves. Sprinkle with raisins. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter. Wrap each half individually in heavy-duty foil, sealing tightly.
  2. Pour water into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place squash in slow cooker, cut side up (packets may be stacked). Cook, covered, on high 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until squash is tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Acorn Squash in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p35

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foxyhottcakes User ID: 8321657 239173
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"These are so delicious and a really nice addition to our holiday meal. I prepped them the night before and baked them in my oven at about 300 degrees, 3-4 hours then transported them in a warm slow-cooker; they came out perfectly. I got lots of complements, and they were good leftovers too."

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 217078
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Best way I've found of cooking acorn squash. Very tender and delicious; you just have to remember to start it early."

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dancingfool User ID: 7427237 32114
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for squash but absolutely loved this! I loved it too and can't wait to try it with Craisins."

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dancingfool User ID: 7427237 50630
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for squash but absolutely loved this! I loved it too and can't wait to try it with Craisins."

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dancingfool User ID: 7427237 202930
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for squash but he absolutely loved this!"

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Crys87 User ID: 6336770 69772
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"This is one of the best recipes I've found to use Acorn squash! Yum!"

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 19352
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"Love that this can be put together earlier in the day, helping alleviate the pre-suppertime madness. The squash looked and tasted great. The only change I would make next time is to cut back on the nutmeg."

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estancia11880 User ID: 6386981 59606
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"This was absolutely delicious!! Also-as a side note, the brown sugar and spice mix is really good stirred into a mug of hot apple cider!"

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Cryket User ID: 4002824 19351
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I'll be making this tonight a second time in two weeks - it was so delicious! Some of the acorn squash halves I topped with raisins and some with Craisins. Even my preschoolers ate this up. Yum-O!"

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IowaSunshine1949 User ID: 1529551 50595
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"Sounds absolutely delicious - but couldn't it be done in the microwave too? Maybe the flavors won't meld into the squash quite as much. I'll give it a try in both ways. Yummmy"

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