Candied Acorn Squash Slices

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
This acorn squash recipe was passed down to me from my grandma, who always served it at Thanksgiving. Now I make it whenever I'm feeling nostalgic. —Rita Addicks, Weimar, Texas
Candied Acorn Squash Slices Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends. Arrange squash in a shallow baking pan; cover with foil. Bake until just tender, 25-30 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar and butter; spread over squash. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer, basting occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 287 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.