Baked Acorn Squash
1 Acorn Squash
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup
Dash of Salt, Pepper, and Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Drizzle the top and inside of each half with the olive oil. Put one tablespoon of honey or maple syrup in each half. Sprinkle top and inside of each half with dash of salt, pepper and pumpkin pie spice.
- Bake in the oven for about an hour. Check the squash and continue to bake until soft and the tops are browned. Serve warm.
Wash the acorn squash and pat dry. Cut the squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. You'll want to use a large knife and cutting board for this since it is tough. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up.
If you're in a hurry, you can cook this in the microwave and finish it in the oven. Just wash and dry the squash. Prick the outside of the squash several times with a fork. Microwave 5 to 7 minutes. Using potholders, take the squash out of the microwave and cut lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and add the above ingredients. Finish by cooking the squash in the oven under the broiler until the tops are browned.