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Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

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.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 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, for 45 minutes.
  • If necessary, 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 each: 251 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • shawnba
    Feb 13, 2020

    We love winter squash and are always looking for new ways to make it. This was as delicious as it was easy. It was a little on the sweet side, so next time I will omit the brown sugar, and just use the maple syrup. VFE

  • 44maggie
    Nov 23, 2019

    Love Acorn Squash. Have made my version of this for many years but only used brown sugar , so will try it with Maple syrup added. I salt and pepper the squash cavity; pack with brown sugar and lay a couple of slices of bacon on top, end to end and bake/roast. The candied bacon alone is a REAL treat but the added flavor of bacon drippings in the melted brown sugar is a bonus!

  • JulieGr
    Oct 3, 2018

    I have never had acorn squash before because I do not like vegetables. I am trying to eat more veggies. I had my daughter (picky eater) help make this and we both liked it.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Oct 11, 2016

    Very good... I also added about 2 Tablespoons melted butter.

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Mar 21, 2016

    This was great, and so easy! I added somw walnuts into the cavity after pouring in the saue. My daughter is looking forward to having this again!

  • bevery1949
    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.

  • danali2001
    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!

  • muffbear74
    Nov 12, 2014

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

  • Elaine D.
    Sep 22, 2013

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

  • jslvsclf
    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!