I just love when I start to see squash at our local farmers market. Squash is an easy and inexpensive way to get nutrients into the body. They are a great source of iron, riboflavin, and vitamins A & C. Choose a squash feels heavy for its size and has a hard, deep colored rind.
Rinse the squash, then cut in half with a sharp knife. Scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff.
Take a minute to delight in the beauty of acorn squash. I love the scalloped edge and the beautiful orange color. So pretty!
Find a baking pan and fill it with water to about 1/4″ deep
Lay the acorn squash cut side down in the pan. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until soft.
At this point, you can dress the squash with whatever your heart desires. I like to fill the cavity with butter, brown sugar (or maple syrup) a sprinkle of cinnamon and salt.
I then put it back into the oven for a few minutes until the butter melts. I just love eating squash like this. It almost feels like I’m eating dessert! The sweet maple syrup or brown sugar along with the salty butter and sprinkle of salt is so, SO good.
Simple Baked Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash
2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
2 tbsp butter
dash of cinnamon
pinch of salt
Cut acorn squash in half. Scoop out seeds and stringy stuff. Fill a baking pan with water to about 1/4″ depth. Place acorn squash cut side down into pan. Bake 350 degrees for about an hour or until soft.
Fill each cavity with 1 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup, 1 tbsp butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and salt. Place back into the oven until butter is melted.
How do you like to eat your acorn squash?