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Candied Acorn Squash Slices

This acorn squash recipe was passed down to me from my grandma, who always served it at Thanksgiving. Now I make it whenever I'm feeling nostalgic. —Rita Addicks, Weimar, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends. Arrange squash in a shallow baking pan; cover with foil. Bake until just tender, 25-30 minutes.
  • Combine sugar and butter; spread over squash. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer, basting occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 287 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Laura
    Dec 8, 2019

    Easy and delicious

  • Cathy
    Oct 29, 2019

    I love this, I too use a bit of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. It's wonderful,

  • vickym1227
    Dec 4, 2009

    i made this and also added 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to the brown sugar & butter mixture and it was delicious. It also made a pretty presentation with the acorn rings.