Roasted Acorn Squash
This winter squash has a sweet, slightly dry flavor. Good with roast meat, especially roast loin of pork or baked ham.
Prepare ahead: Steps 1 and 2 can be done several hours in advance.
Leftovers can be made into a soup or reheated.
Preparation Time10 min
Preparation Time - Text10 mins
Cooking Time35 min
Cooking Time - Text35
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturesavory, sweet
Type of Dishvegetable
- 2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- 4 tsp light brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Spread an equal amount of butter inside each squash half. Sprinkle each with 1 tsp of the brown sugar.
Place the halves, cut sides up, in an ovenproof dish large enough to hold them upright. Pour in enough water to come about 1in (2.5cm) up the sides of the dish.
Bake for 15 minutes. Baste the melted butter and sugar mixture over the flesh, and continue baking for about 20 minutes more, until the squash are tender and glazed.
2008 Dorling Kindersley