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Glazed Acorn Squash

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Glazed Acorn Squash
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this glazed acorn squash that can be baked or slow cooked that’s perfect for a side dish.
Updated Sep 3, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash (1 to 1 1/2 lb each)
  • 4 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
  • 4 tablespoons whipping (heavy) cream, butter or margarine

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Cut each squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds and fibers. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, place squash, cut sides up. Spoon 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon whipping cream into each half.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered about 1 hour or until tender.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Omit maple syrup and whipping cream. Bake squash halves 30 minutes. In small bowl, mix 1 large tart red apple, diced, 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted. Spoon apple mixture into squash halves. Bake about 30 minutes longer or until tender.
  • tip 2
    Slow Cooker Directions: Use squash that are 3/4 to 1 lb each. Cut squash crosswise in half; remove seeds and fibers. Pour 1/4 cup water into 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Place squash halves, cut sides up, in cooker. (Stacking squash halves in cooker may be necessary.) Spoon 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon whipping cream into each half. Cover and cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until tender.

Nutrition

210 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
710mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
10g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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