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Spiced Acorn Squash

Working full time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved, so I re-created many of those dishes in the slow cooker. This treatment for squash is one of our favorites. —Carol Greco, Centereach, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 squash halves

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.
Nutrition Facts
Per squash half: 433 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • suefalk
    Dec 1, 2020

    Yum! This is delicious, however, to balance sweetness I sprinkled each squash half generously with salt before assembling.

  • Yvonne
    Nov 20, 2020

    What a wonderful and easy way to make acorn squash! I also like the idea of using dried cranberries.

  • The Minister
    Nov 16, 2020

    i see you deleted my review message but not my rating :( TRYING TO HIDE THE TRUTH ? HUH TASTE OF HOME MORE LIKE TASTE OF LIES

  • Ann
    Nov 11, 2019

    I have made this for years and love it. I don not do raisins so I use craisins and add a tad of butter and a dash of cinnamin with the other stuff. Great for the ho!idays!!

  • foxyhottcakes
    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.

  • muffbear74
    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.

  • dancingfool
    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.

  • dancingfool
    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.

  • dancingfool
    Nov 4, 2013

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

  • Crys87
    Dec 19, 2012

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