Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Apple Cider Acorn Squash

Last fall at Alpha, I had the most wonderful Acorn Squash! Not only were they delicious, but they were GORGEOUS.

Here is the recipe,

  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Apple Cider or Apple Juice
  • Dash of Salt


1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

2 Using a strong chef's knife, and perhaps a rubber mallet to help, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and the squash doesn't get dried out.

3 Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tbsp of butter. Add a dash of salt if you are using unsalted butter. Add a Tbsp of brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a teaspoon of maple syrup and a teaspoon of apple cider in to each half.

4 Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. Do not undercook. When finished, remove from oven and let cool a little before serving. Spoon any buttery sugar sauce that has not already been absorbed by the squash over the exposed areas.

Serves 2 to 4, depending on how much squash you like to eat.

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  1. I love squash -- never thought to season it with apple and maple, delicious!

  2. This looks super yummy. I LOVE squash...thanks for posting!


  3. This sounds awesome, I will definitely be giving it a try!


  4. I love squash, but forget about the poor little acorn squash. Sounds YUMMY!!!

    I have become a follower of your blog, if you have the time come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.

    THANKS!!! Geri