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Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash Recipe. Acorn Squash baked with brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

Move over pumpkins this Baked Acorn Squash with brown sugar, butter, and pecans is getting the spotlight today!  These beauties are not for decoration. The Fall harvest brings in all kinds of fresh seasonal produce how can you not want to eat everything.

Ingredients for Baked Acorn Squash

  • Acorn Squash
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Pecans
  • Ground Cinnamon

Baked Acorn Squash with butter, brown sugar and pecans

This is a side dish but really it tastes like dessert.

Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

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Baked Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash baked with brown sugar and pecans for a sweet side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Acorn Squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1 Acorn Squash sliced in half, seeded, and membrane scooped out. (the stringy stuff)
  • 2 TBS butter divided
  • 2 TBS brown sugar divided
  • 2 TBS chopped pecans divided
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon divided


  1. Put Acorn Squash halves in a pot of boiling water and let boil for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. On a small cookie sheet add just enough water to cover the bottom.
  4. Place Acorn Squash on the cookie sheet.
  5. Fill the holes with butter, brown sugar and pecans.
  6. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F.
  8. Remove from oven and spoon excess melted butter around the rim of the acorn squash.
  9. Serve immediately.


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