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Fall Favorite: Easy Acorn Squash

November 1, 2017

When I was a little girl, I used to LOVE to eat dinner at Grandma’s house. One thing she would make that I have fond memories of was her oven baked Acorn squash for dessert. I thought this would be a great recipe to share for fall. This can be served as a side dish too (it’s just a little on the sweeter side so I prefer it for dessert.  You could also fill this with some wilted greens, extra chopped nuts  and/or some grains with some feta as a savory alternative.

As a side note, is anyone else obsessed with squash ANYthing? If I’m out to dinner and there is anything on the menu with squash it it- that’s definitely my go-to!

 

This recipe is is seriously so easy: so instead of making a recipe card for y’all, I’m just doing a step by step pictoral. Here we go!

  1. Slice off the pointed end of your squash so you can sit it upright (the bottom should be flat). Keep this as thin of a slice as you can, you don’t want to lose too much of the meat. 

Acorn Squash prep

 

2. Cut your squash in half horizontally.

Slice off the pointed end of your squash so you can sit it upright (the bottom should be flat).

 

3. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. (You can set these aside and roast them like you would pumpkin seeds, if you wish).

How to prepare acorn squash

  1. In each half add the following:
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pecan chips
  • pinch of salt
  • additional pinch of sugar for the rim of the squash

 

How to prepare acorn squash

How to prepare acorn squash

5. Bake at 450 for one hour.  Serve warm.

How to prepare acorn squash.

How to prepare acorn squash.

How to prepare acorn squash.

I cut these in half and served 4 people total. YUM! What are some of your favorite fall dishes?

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