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Baked Acorn Squash

This easy recipe for Baked Acorn Squash with maple syrup and brown sugar takes ordinary squash to an entirely different level and makes it special enough for a Thanksgiving side dish! 
Course side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 257.35kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 3 acorn squash cut in half
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 12 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Scoop the seeds out from the center with a large spoon.
  • Microwave the squash for 3 minutes or until slightly soft.
  • Sprinkle the insides with salt, and add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to each squash half.
  • Add some of the cinnamon to each half.
  • Rub the top of each half with butter, and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until insides of squash are soft.
  • Optional -- Air fry squash at 360 degrees for 10 minutes or until tender using oven-style air fryer


Tip -- slice a small piece off the skin of the rounded back of the squash so that it doesn't wobble in the baking dish 


Calories: 257.35kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.45g | Protein: 1.77g | Fat: 2.11g | Saturated Fat: 1.25g | Cholesterol: 5.02mg | Sodium: 30.12mg | Potassium: 853.75mg | Fiber: 3.41g | Sugar: 35.62g | Vitamin A: 849.2IU | Vitamin C: 23.7mg | Calcium: 128.01mg | Iron: 1.64mg