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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 122.5
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 50.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Submitted by: GETTO140
Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Introduction

This is the way my mother makes it and we love it! You can use Butternut squash instead of acorn squash. I also use unsalted butter instead of Smart Balance from time to time. This is the way my mother makes it and we love it! You can use Butternut squash instead of acorn squash. I also use unsalted butter instead of Smart Balance from time to time.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 acorn squash
    2 tsp granulated dark brown sugar
    1 tbsp Smart Balance Light buttery spread

Directions

Cut the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Place squash cut side down in a baking dish or cast iron skillet. Put enough water on the bottom of the pan to come up about 1/2 inch on the squash. Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees or until you can poke through the squash easily with a fork. Add a little water if needed throughout the cooking process so the squash doesn't burn. Once the squash is cooked, remove baking dish with squash from oven. Carefully turn the squash over. Add half of the Smart Balance to each half of the squash and 1 tsp of brown sugar to each half of the squash. Return to the oven for about 5 or 10 minutes until the Smart Balance and brown sugar are melted. Remove from the oven and serve.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GETTO140.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    If you are not sure if you like acorn squash you HAVE to make this recipe. It was amazing! Simple, easy and delicious. The brown sugar turns into a thin candy like shell on the squash. My non-veggie loving husband ate every bite. - 10/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Did you know you can poke holes in the squash and microwave it a few minutes to soften it. Then it is easier to cut in half to scoop out and add the butter or light spread and the brown sugar. Cinnamon is also a great addition.
    My mom used to make this. We loved it. - 11/1/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic. I added 2 small chopped apples. - 9/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is my favorite way to eat Acorn Squash, but I use the Brown Sugar Splenda blend. - 9/28/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it was pretty good for squash. We were trying to be brave and try something new. We just really don't like squash. - 11/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best way to eat most winter squash. Adding a little cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice or pumpkin pie spice makes this super yummy. Also a dollop of fat free whipped topping seems like you're having a warm comforting dessert! - 10/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing with Splenda brown sugar! Yum! Will definately make this again and again! - 3/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I picked up some acorn squash for the first time hoping to find a good recipe for it. This sounded just like what I do to my baked sweet potatoes, so I thought I'd give it a try. My boyfriend and I had this as a "dessert" and it was perfect. Great recipe! - 11/12/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this before too and we all love it at my house :)

    I usually bake it cut side up and have used light maple syrup in place of the brown sugar at times too. - 11/3/08

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  • So simple! I doubt that I'll ever bake my squash any other way now! - 11/5/13

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  • love it! - 9/25/13

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  • It was good I think I over cooked it a little but inside was still awesome even though it looked yucky on the outside. - 11/17/12

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  • this turned out well. The whole family ate it except my youngest - 10/5/12

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  • So easy an FANTASTIC!!! - 5/28/12

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  • Easy and tasty. - 11/19/11

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  • I have never had Acorn Squash before. So when I had a chance to get some from the Food Pantry, I went for it. I found your recipe and WOW! Although, its not really filling, it is a delightful thing to have on the side! I am going to add this to my meal plan, and am going to keep this recipe! Thanks - 11/10/11

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  • My variation is to use sugar free pancake syrup and a few chopped walnuts instead of the Smart Balance and brown sugar. Hubby also likes raisins in his and has asked for this side for Thanksgiving. He never liked acorn squash until I started fixing it for him this way. This changes make it a 5 star! - 11/8/11

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  • I hr may be too long, check after 35 min if not done keep checking. Over cooked squash not good ! - 10/27/11

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  • very good, I have put this in my favorites - 10/26/11

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  • easy and tasty. I have never made squash before, but I am trying to cook more and wanted to try some fall favorites. - 10/25/11

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  • tasted good..first time i have ever had acorn squash..it was better than i thought it was going to be and i think a few more times i eat it the more i am going to like it...i definitely will keep cooking it this way...thanks for your recipe... - 10/16/11

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  • My kids love this as the butter and brown sugar make it sweet enough they don't realize what they are eating. My husband and I love it as well. - 10/13/11

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  • Not bad, but could use some more flavor. (Maybe just not the best selected squash). - 7/29/11

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  • Loved it and so did DH who is a picky vegetable eater. I used light butter instead of Smart Balance. Will make this a regular. - 3/19/11

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  • Very good - from someone who doesn't love squash. - 12/8/10

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  • The simplest, best way to fix any winter squash! I use olive oil instead of the spread. Just perfect! Doesn't dry out like some baked squash recipes. - 12/2/10

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  • So yummie!!! But, like others, i use the Splenda Measurable...i also use the "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - Fat Free" and add a dash of vanilla or maple extract to it for that extra something-something...just amazing! Its like eating candy, lol!!!! - 11/13/10

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  • delicious - 10/31/10

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  • This was great, I will make it again. Very simple to make and very tasty. Thank you for sharing! This was my first time eating acorn squash too. - 10/18/10

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  • We make this all the time - AWESOME! - 10/11/10

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  • A flash from my past. I forgot how good this old standard was. - 10/11/10

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  • made this for dinner. First time eating acorn squash. hubby doesn't like it, but I love it :-) - 10/4/10

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  • Fabulous! I love that it's almost zero active time in the kitchen! - 9/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I filled an 8X8 pan with the Acorn squash cut into chunks! I used cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the squash - made my kitchen smell like baked apples!...served alone or with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola! (Vanilla Ice Cream works too : ) - 6/7/10

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  • I love this recipe--very good! - 3/2/10

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  • YUMMY! I'd make it again :) - 11/28/09

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  • I'm going to fix this for dinner tonight. - 5/10/09

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  • Cooking it right now. My favorite way to eat acorn squash! - 1/27/09

    Reply from GETTO140 (2/2/09)
    Thank you! We love it cooked this way.


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  • This is the only way my Dad made acorn squash and it is the only way I have ever had it! We actually cook it cut side up. I Iove it! - 11/6/08

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  • My Mom always made it like that. I prefer to peel the squash and boil it like potatoes and then mashing them adding a little brown sugar and I can't believe its not butter and mixing it all up. Hard part is peeling the squash. But it is delicious. - 11/4/08

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  • I love this dish and I have also made it before :) I am going to try to get my boyfriend to eat it, he is shy about the squash but I think with this recipe he will come around! - 11/2/08

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  • I've had this before and it is delicious!!! - 10/16/08

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