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Orange Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
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Orange Baked Acorn Squash

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"Baked acorn squash with a buttery orange flavor, accented with nutmeg. Kids love this!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a baking dish with about 1/2 inch water. Place squash halves cut side down in the dish, and bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the thawed orange juice, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. Turn squash halves cut side up in the baking dish, and drizzle evenly with the orange juice sauce. Continue baking 20 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2007

Please don't forget those seeds, when you cut the squash in half spread the seeds out on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika onion and garlic powder and bake them along with the squash anbd in 5 minutes you'll have a little snack wile you're cooking the rest of your meal...they go great with an ice cold beer too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2010

I was so looking forward to this based on the ratings but to be honest, the orange was overpowering. Did not enjoy it at all.


52 Ratings

Oct 10, 2006

I loved the hint of orange taste and the easy preparation of this dish; however, I had to fill the hole with something so I diced two macintosh apples and tossed them with the orange sauce and then placed them in the squash. I cut the baking time of the sqash to 30 min and then baked the squash and apples together for 30 min. Everyone loved it.

Jun 24, 2008

This was really tasty. I didn't have OJ concentrate so I just used regular OJ. I cut the cooking time down by partially cooking the squash in the microwave and then finishing it up in the oven with chicken that I was baking.This would be a great holiday recipe.

Oct 22, 2008

This recipe was very good but very sweet. I found adding soy sauce balanced out the sweet with a salty taste. I will definitely make this again!

Apr 17, 2007

I completely enjoyed this recipe. It is an ingenious idea way to get squash past your kid's plate. It worked. I did combine two recipes, however. This one and "Acorn Squash with Apple". So I peeled and sliced the squash and simmered it with apple and the orange sauce. Great job!

Aug 02, 2008

Everyone loved it! Personally, I thought it had too much nutmeg, but I will definitely make it again, but I'll use 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg instead of 1 teaspoon. Try it!

Jul 20, 2009

Should add orange peel to punch up flavoring. When reheated and mashed with butter and brown sugar is really yummy.


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  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

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

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