Thursday, September 22, 2011

Easy Baked Squash

Easy Baked Squash
(2-4 servings)


1 Fresh Acorn Squash
1 tbsp. Butter
4 tbsp. Brown Sugar
As needed Water


Rinse the squash under running water and place on a cutting board.  If needed, slice a small piece off of the top and bottom of the squash so that it is stable when placed on that end.  Next cut the squash in half so that the top and bottom will be the base.  Set each half on its base and using a spoon scrape out the seeds of each.  Take a 9x13 baking dish and place the two pieces of squash cut side down in the dish.  Add water to the dish coming up the side wall to between ½ and ¾ inch.  Now place the baking dish into a 350 degree pre-heated oven and bake for one hour.  After the hour of baking, remove dish and carefully turn each piece so that the cut side is up and place back in the dish.  Divide the butter and brown sugar equally between the two pieces by placing the ingredients in the cavity of the squash.  Place the baking dish back into the oven and bake an additional 15 to 30 minutes or until the squash is tender and the butter and brown sugar have melted.  Time may vary because of oven or size of squash.  To serve the squash, just place each piece on a plate.  If serving four people, cut each squash piece in half being careful not to get burned.

Note:               You can use butternut squash in the same way with this recipe.
                           Baking time may need to be adjusted for size of butternut squash.

Note:               Squash skins can be tough and slicing them in half dangerous.
                           Try microwaving the squash whole for 30 seconds to soften
                           it up a little.  You may need to repeat the process a second time.

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