SWEET BAKED ACORN SQUASH

SWEET BAKED ACORN SQUASH with Brown Sugar – serves 4
This is an easy and delicious side dish which only requires a few minutes of actual hands-on time.
4 tablespoons butter
1 medium acorn squash, (about 1 1/2 pounds)
4 tablespoons light-brown sugar
Nutmeg
Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Generously butter a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Halve squash crosswise. Scoop out seeds; discard. Slice a small piece off bottom of each squash half just enough to level.
  • Set squash halves, scooped sides down, on prepared sheet.
  • Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Turn squash; prick insides all over with a fork.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter, coating all the inside surfaces.
  • Top with brown sugar to each half and season with salt and pepper.
  • Continue to bake until flesh is easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with FRESH grated nutmeg.
  • Serve warm.

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