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Low Calorie Maple Baked Acorn Squash

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Low Calorie Maple Baked Acorn Squash

Maple Baked Acorn Squash

Kimberley K. Eggleston
The most difficult part of this recipe may be slicing through the thick skin of the acorn squash. Just make sure you have a nice sturdy chef's knife for the job, and the rest is a snap.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 2 tsp melted, salted butter
  • 2 tsp maple syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. With a sturdy chef's knife, slice the acorn squash in half vertically, from the stem to the bottom of the squash. Use a spoon to scoop out the inner seeds and strings and discard.

3. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of melted butter and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over the cavity of each squash half. Fill a medium-sized baking pan with about 1/2 inch of water, and place the squash halves, skin side up, in the baking pan.

4. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, or until the squash is tender.

Per Serving (1/2 cup of squash) Calories 110

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 4 out of 5
Don't discard the seeds!!, Member rosc2112

Great recipe BUT - Don't Throw Out The Seeds! Wash the strings off (I squeeze em between my fingers to loosen em up), salt em down, put em on some foil and put in the oven about 20 minutes til crisp and brown, then snack away :) I docked ya one star for throwing away the best part :)

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