Acorn squash is one of my favorites because of it’s nutty flavor and there is something different with its creamy texture.  I like this squash with a little more sweetness than other squash that I cook hopefully you’ll enjoy this recipe as well 🙂 


  • Acorn Squash (halved and seeds removed)
  • 4 TBSP of Butter
  • 1 TBSP of Real Maple Syrup (this really makes a difference in the flavor)
  • 1/8 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar (it has a deeper flavor than light but you can use either)
  • 1 tsp of Molasses
  • 1/4 Cup of Chopped Pecans (toasted)
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper


Preheat your oven to 375*

  1. Place your squash halves in a baking dish
  2. Generously cover the tops of your squash with pepper
  3. In a small saucepan melt your butter on low heat
  4. After the butter is melted add your molasses stirring to combine
  5. Add your maple syrup and brown sugar stirring until completely combined
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Brush your acorn squash generously with the butter mixture
  8. Pour the remaining butter mixture into the holes left from removing the seeds of the squash
  9. Sprinkle your toasted pecans in the hole of the squash as well
  10. Put your squash into a preheated 375* oven
  11. Cook for about 45 minutes basting every 20 minutes with the butter mixture in the acorn squash
  12. After 45 minutes check for fork tenderness if it is then it’s done if not continue cooking checking every 10 minutes it should not take more than 1 hour to cook
  13. When it’s done cooking you can serve right out of the squash skin or scoop into a serving bowl




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