Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn SquashI had an acorn squash in the refrigerator that I needed to use up. I usually cook them with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg but this time I decided to try maple syrup and brown sugar. It was so delicious! I love the flavor of the maple syrup with the creamy and delicious squash. It not only looks really pretty but it tastes wonderful too. I was shocked that my kids didn’t care for this dish since they love maple syrup, I think it may be the texture. My husband and I both really loved it.

Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn SquashPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice each squash lengthwise in half. Scrape out the seeds and rinse.

Spread the butter all over each half of the squash. Sprinkle with brown sugar then drizzle with maple syrup. In a deep baking dish, add enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Place the squash facing up in the dish.

Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn SquashCover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Take off the tin foil and turn the oven to broil so you can brown the tops of each squash – watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. You can slice into chunks or scoop out the flesh and eat it like mashed potatoes – whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy.

Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

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17 Responses to “Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash”

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    noble pig — October 28, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

    I have two acorns in the kitchen now! I love them as well and this sounds yummy.

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    The Blonde Duck — October 28, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    I've never had acorn squash!

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    Lisa — October 28, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    Wonderful! The perfect seasonal squash recipe; simple yet full of the flavor and color of autumn.

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    Cheryl — October 28, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

    Pam I am pretty sure you could make a rock delicous! That is gorgeous and I have one on my counter right now!

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    Mary — October 28, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    This is one of my favorite fall dishes! This looks wonderful, Pam. I love the simplicity of this.

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    Helene — October 28, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    I've never made it, what a yum recipe.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 28, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    What a lovely fall dish. I don't think I have ever made an acorn squash. I'll have to change that…

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    Kristin — October 28, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

    That sounds like dessert!

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    Mini Baker — October 29, 2009 @ 12:59 am

    Acorn squash and I are not very good friends but with maple syrup we might be!! haha
    I just found your blog and I love it, as I write this I'm drooling over the "sweet and spicy flank steak" below! YUMM!
    I'll be checking back often 🙂
    -Mini Baker

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    Mandy — October 29, 2009 @ 1:49 am

    I've had acorn squash, but I've never cooked it. This sounds really delicious though. I never would have thought of using maple syrup.

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    Kris — October 29, 2009 @ 3:25 am

    Oh no Pam… sorry to hear you are under the weather! Take care of yourself, and we'll see you when you are back in the pink.

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    ABDUL HALIM B MD NOH — October 29, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    i have been following your blog. Very good and a lot of dishes. How about u make the cheapest food but healthy but nice to eat.

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    Chris — October 30, 2009 @ 12:37 am

    I think everyone is conspiring to make me try fall squash for the first time ever:)

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    Sophie — November 1, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

    Waw!! What a clever & neat idea!!

    Yummie it must be,..

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    frockandfork — November 1, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    Wow! That sounds delicious – what a fun idea! such a pity acorn squash is not available in my local shops.

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    Kerstin — November 1, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

    Mmmm, looks like the perfect dessert!

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    pigpigscorner — November 2, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

    I've never seen this squash before, sounds and looks soooo good!

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