Honey-Spice Acorn Squash

Honey-Spice Acorn Squash

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"'I've made this simple side dish for more than 35 years,' says Alpha Wilson of Roswell, New Mexico. Cinnamon and ginger give a nice spiced flavor to the moist tender squash halves. You can use up the extra squash in the two recipes that follow."
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1 h 25 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine the honey, butter, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Cut squash in half; discard the seeds. Fill squash halves with butter mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour or until squash is tender. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer.
  2. Serve four squash halves. Drain and discard butter mixture from remaining squash; mash. Refrigerate squash for another use.

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This acorn squash turned out sweet, delicious and soft. I can't wait to make it again! I used one large squash instead of 4 smaller ones, cooked two halves so that the hole in the center would...

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Not bad per se, but entirely too sweet. Even though you pour out the liquids when it is done, it still seems a bit too buttery and unhealthy. If I made it again, I might cut the butter and hon...

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This acorn squash turned out sweet, delicious and soft. I can't wait to make it again! I used one large squash instead of 4 smaller ones, cooked two halves so that the hole in the center would...

The BEST squash recipe I have ever had.. hands down! Somehow the honey just worked much better than brown sugar ever has, and I feel a little better using honey vs. sugar. The ginger added to th...

Oh my heavens, that's tasty! Didn't change a thing and it was perfect. I prepped them the night before and when I got home from work just shoved them in the oven to bake. Served it with a chi...

This recipe is a great way to prepare acorn squash. I generally only make one acorn squash at a time so I adjust the ingredients accordingly. I put both halves into a small dish with about an in...

Delicious! I couldn't get enough of this!

I have made this before but without the ginger, added a nice little zing. I use smaller amounts of honey and butter and put about a tsp. of each in every 1/2 comes out great.

I thought this had a nice flavor. I don't really have anything to compare it to because I have never baked an acorn squash. A sticker on my squash said to microwave one minute and then cut in ha...

YUM!! Wow, I've never had acorn squash before, and this is amazing. You can't taste either spice too much, its just enough. My family adored this.

This wasn't enough to convert my kids into squash lovers, but they didn't make any faces either. DH and I liked it quite a bit. I added the zest from half of a lemon to the honey-butter sauce ...

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