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Old 09-18-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Smile Baked Acorn Squash

Hi, today I bought two acorn squash at the market and I would like to have a simple basic recipe for baking them. There are lots of fancy, involved recipes on the internet but my husband tends to enjoy your basic recipes. He is kind of a meat and potatoes guy.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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Cut them in half and clean them out. Salt and pepper and oil and bake until soft.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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I cook mine ( don't tell) in the microwave until soft.
Cut in half
scoop out seeds
remove peel
cook squash until done
add butter and brown sugar.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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I also cut in half (you may have to trim a bit off the bottom just to help them sit "flat" - just cut a bit off the high spot but don't make a hole for contents to drip out of) and add butter and brown sugar. LOVE this stuff and it goes perfectly with a pork butt (salt, peppered, oiled, wrapped in foil and cooked on about 325 for 6 hours or so).

EDITED TO SAY: Be sure and remove the seeds but I feel sure you knew to do that already
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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what they ^^^ do.
I microwave til 3/4 done, cut side down.
Then I'll add the butter and brown sugar (probably more than I should) and bake the rest of the way right side up.
Can't tell you how long I never pay attention.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
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(probably more than I should)
As far as I'm concerned that's part of the recipe -
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:12 PM   #7
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i also use the micro wave. works perfectly.

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lol KE I thought your post said to cook the SQUASH at 325 for 6 hours.....
were ya makin' baby food????
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:15 PM   #9
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- would there even be any squash left?
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:16 PM   #10
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I cut them in 1/2, scoop out the seeds & any stringy fibers, & place them cut-side down in a baking dish with about an inch of water (helps to keep the flesh from drying out). I then bake them at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until just tender. I then drain the water from the baking dish, turn the squash halves cut-side up, fill the center with whatever suits at the time: butter & brown sugar, butter & maple syrup, butter & fresh herbs, salt, & pepper, etc., etc., & continue baking for another 10-15 minutes or so.
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