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Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash becomes pleasantly sweet. This is comfort food—easy to prepare and a tasty pairing with a pork entree. —Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Scoop out and discard seeds from squash. Place cut side down in a 13x9-in. baking dish; add water. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  • If necessary, drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Combine syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt; pour into squash halves. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until glaze is heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 each: 251 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • nas1314
    Dec 4, 2020

    Very easy, very delicious!

  • Debglass11
    Nov 24, 2020

    Delicious and easy way to enjoy acorn squash! I've always basted mine with butter and honey, so was looking forward to using maple syrup and brown sugar. It did not disappoint! I didn't bake mine cut side down ~ I just put them in a casserole dish cut side up, added a little water to the dish, poured the glaze in the center of each squash half and baked them like that, basting occasionally. I did double the glaze and they came out perfect. Great fall dish!

  • angela32
    Oct 29, 2020

    Loved this!

  • Newrecipejumkie2
    Oct 2, 2020

    Unfortunately, this was not a recipe that we will make again. The squash was nicely sweet but quite dry, even after adding extra butter. Maybe our squash was a little old?

  • shawnba
    Feb 13, 2020

    We love winter squash and are always looking for new ways to make it. This was as delicious as it was easy. It was a little on the sweet side, so next time I will omit the brown sugar, and just use the maple syrup. VFE

  • 44maggie
    Nov 23, 2019

    Love Acorn Squash. Have made my version of this for many years but only used brown sugar , so will try it with Maple syrup added. I salt and pepper the squash cavity; pack with brown sugar and lay a couple of slices of bacon on top, end to end and bake/roast. The candied bacon alone is a REAL treat but the added flavor of bacon drippings in the melted brown sugar is a bonus!

  • JulieGr
    Oct 3, 2018

    I have never had acorn squash before because I do not like vegetables. I am trying to eat more veggies. I had my daughter (picky eater) help make this and we both liked it.

  • mglahti
    Oct 9, 2017

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  • brenda5736
    Nov 8, 2016

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  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Oct 11, 2016

    Very good... I also added about 2 Tablespoons melted butter.