Glazed Maple Acorn Squash

Glazed Maple Acorn Squash

Glazed Maple Acorn Squash

Although acorn squash is considered a winter squash, it is usually available year round. Look for golden acorn squash, which is similar in all respects to the typical green acorn squash, but its shell has a dramatic pumpkin color.


Makes 4 or 5 servings


1 large acorn or golden acorn squash
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut stem and blossom ends from squash. Cut squash crosswise into 4 or 5 equal slices. Discard seeds and membrane. Place water in 13X9-inch baking dish. Arrange squash in dish; cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes or until tender.
  3. Combine maple syrup, margarine and cinnamon in small bowl; mix well. Uncover squash; pour off water. Brush squash with syrup mixture, letting excess pool in center of squash rings.
  4. Return to oven; bake 10 minutes or until syrup mixture is bubbly.

Nutritional Information

Calories 161
Calories from Fat 16 %
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 39 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Fat 1/2

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