Baked Acorn Squash

I had a friend visiting last week and made some acorn squash to go with our pork for dinner one night.  She didn’t know how to bake so I gave her a quick lesson.
I figure she’s probably not the only person either,
so I made a tutorial as we went along.

You can prepare other winter squashes like this as well but I prefer acorn.

You’ll need squash, butter, and brown sugar.
You’ll also need some foil.

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Start by either breaking or cutting off the stem.

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Slice it in half. 
They’re usually pretty thick so be careful as you force the knife through.

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The inside is similar to a pumpkin.

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And like a pumpkin, you’re going to scoop and scrape out all the seeds and stringy goop.

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This step is optional.
I like to make foil rings to place the squash on for stability.

Tear off some foil about a foot long per ring and roll them up.

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Then place the half on top of the ring in a baking dish.
Put the shell side down so that all the good stuff can seep into the meat.

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Keep in mind that I didn’t promise that this was going to be healthy.

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Cut small pats of butter.

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Place a pat in each half.

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Put about a tablespoon of brown sugar in each half as well.
You can put a little more or less in to taste.

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You can cover the halves individually with foil.

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Or if you’re baking more than one, like me, you can cover the whole dish.

Now bake at 450 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
The shell should be soft when it’s done.

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Now scrape all the meat and mix in the melted yum.

Enjoy!

 

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