Maple Baked Acorn Squash

acornSquashThis is an easy, delicious fall/winter side dish. I grabbed a couple of acorn squash from our dwindling stash saved from our last farmers market visit in October. We had this the other night with a roasted chicken.

2 small acorn squash
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF
  • Wash the acorn squash well and cut in half, from stem to end.
  • Scrape out the seeds (save to roast) with a spoon. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife, be careful not to pierce the skin.
  • Place the squash half cut side up in baking dish.
  • Place 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup into each half.
  • Bake at 400ºF for about 40-50 minutes or until the squash is very tender.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve half of a squash per person. Serves four.