Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

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Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

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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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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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