Sweet Squash Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 Min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 Min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 185 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the honey, butter, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Cut squash in half; discard the seeds. Cut a thin slice from bottom of squash with a sharp knife to allow it to sit flat.
  2. Place cavity side up in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Fill squash halves with butter mixture. Cover and bake at 375° for 1 hour or until squash is tender. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Spice Acorn Squash in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p350

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_FOOTSIE User ID: 734639 235340
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Very good. I'll make it again."

SKMaine User ID: 3560653 63447
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Kelly found"

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