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Monday, October 13, 2008

Baked Acorn Squash or Microwaved Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tsp. maple syrup
Cinnamon if desired

Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Score the inside in about 4 -8places. Place 1/4 inch of water in a baking dish. Place squash in the dish with the skin side down. Place a tablespoon of brown sugar in each half and 1 tsp of maple syrup in each half. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes , then Cover the pan with foil and bake 30 minutes or until done the outer skin will get semi soft and the insides will be nice and soft. To serve mix the soft inside together with the brown sugar and syrup --you can leave it in the skins. Sprinkle with Cinnamon if desired.

IF YOUR SQUASH IS TOO OLD IT WON'T BE GOOD. SOME ARE VERY HARD AND STRINGY.

To Microwave instead of Baking: (I haven't tried this method yet, but I will)

Arrange seeded and halved squash in a 2 quart square microwave safe baking dish. Cover with microwave safe plastic; turn back one corner to vent. Coke on high for 7-9 minutes until tender.
(Meanwhile combine seasonings.) Slice squash halves crosswise. Arrange in dish. Pour or spoon the syrup mixture over squash. Cook , uncovered, on high for 60 seconds more. (Makes 4 servings). You can add butter if desired.

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