Sunday, October 19, 2014

Recipe: Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

Today I would like to share one of my favorite fall side dishes, Brown Sugar Acron Squash. It is simple and easy to make, requiring only four ingredients!


Ingredients:
     1-2 Acorn squash
     4-8 Tablespoons of Earth Balance or Butter (enough to coat)
     4-8 Tablespoons  brown sugar (enough to fill)
     Pinch of salt

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut your acorn squash in half and remove a small slice from the top and bottom if the halves do not sit evenly on the baking sheet. Remove seeds.
  2. Coat the inside of the squash with Earth Balance or butter, forming a layer about 1/4 inch thick. Fill with brown sugar.
  3. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until squash is soft. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. 
  4. Scoop out the contents from skin and mash in a bowl. Mix in a pinch of salt. Serve warm.


This makes an excellent side dish to any fall inspired meal with its rich and sweet flavor. Acorn squash was one of my favorites as a kid, and I cook it every fall for me and my husband. If you have a larger family, you may consider cooking two squashes, but one should accomadate 2-4 people just fine.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading everything you share ..youre inspirational to many people. thanks for reminding me about acorn squash. I almost forgot that one. its how I had it as a kid also.:) blessings

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