Gingered Acorn Squash Recipe -
Gingered Acorn Squash Recipe
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Gingered Acorn Squash

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"Acorn squash is flavored with a mixture of orange juice, ginger and nutmeg, and then baked until tender. An elegant dish that is almost too easy to make."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Arrange squash halves cut side up in a shallow baking dish. Place one tablespoon of orange juice into each cavity. Sprinkle each one with ginger and nutmeg. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 60 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the squash is tender. Baking time will depend on the size of the squash. Remove from the oven, discard aluminum foil, and let the squash rest for 5 minutes before serving to let the juices settle.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2013

This turned out great! I really liked the ginger nutmeg OJ combination flavor. The squash I had wasn't very meaty so that was a disappointment, but the flavor was good. Thanks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2005

This recipe is amongst the worst I have ever tasted. I ordinarily love acorn squash, but this was the pits. Too tart and was a poor combination with the ginger and nutmeg. Try one of the many other offerings available here instead - please!


18 Ratings

Jan 13, 2011

I used lime juice because I didn't have orange, it was still great....for acorn squash! :)

Oct 25, 2003

The spices overpowered the squash taste. Perhaps smaller quantities would give it a better taste.

Mar 17, 2003

I love acorn squash but this was not really thrilling

Oct 14, 2010

Have been using ginger with squash for a long time but only freshly grated ginger, plus the orange juice, some orange rind and brown sugar to taste. I think you will find this a little more zippy.

Mar 07, 2004

Simple and easy. Tasty.

Dec 02, 2002

Two words: Delicious and Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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