Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baked and Buttered Acorn Squash

Baked and Buttered Acorn Squash by Custom Taste
With it being fall/winter squash has been on sale and the deals have been great! So, of course, we took full advantage of the season. The best thing about squash is that it is best when prepared in the most basic ways. Whenever we cook squash we do the bare minimum, usually some sort of fat and seasoning. Since acorn squash is already pretty sweet we paired it with molasses. You can also use syrup or brown sugar if molasses is not in the cupboard. Very little labour and almost no clean up this dish can be prepared and thrown in the oven with no attention, that way you can focus on other things while dinner (or dessert) bakes away to perfection. 

Shopping List
  • 1 Medium to Large Acorn Squash
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 TBSP Dark Molasses

Baking Rack
Large Knife
2 Large sheets of aluminum foil
Time 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Prep 10 Minutes
Cook 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Yield 2 Servings

Time To Get Baking!!!
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
First cut your squash in half. Be careful to not cut yourself and also make sure to cut a straight line around the whole squash.

Baked and Buttered Acorn Squash by Custom Taste

Once you have cut the squash in half scoop out the seeds. We put our seeds in a plastic baggie and threw them in the freezer for later. We usually will use any seeds when making granola.
Melt the butter in the microwave.
Mix in the molasses or syrup well.

Baked and Buttered Acorn Squash by Custom Taste

Brush liberally onto each half of the squash.
Place each half on foil and wrap up, making sure the sides are closed
When the oven is pre heated place on the top rack
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes
When time is up test the squash with a sharp knife. If the knife easily goes through, it's done! If there is any resistance back for 10 more minutes

You can eat the squash as a side, entree or even dessert!

Storing and Reheating
Leave squash wrapped in foil and place in fridge for up to 3 days. If you are wanting to freeze the cooked squash leave in foil and place in zip top bag. Reheat until warmed throughout

Cost Information
Recipe Cost:$1.56
Cost Per Serving:$0.78

Nutritional Information
Calories 246
Fat 11g
Carbs 40g
Protein 2g

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