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Oven Baked Acorn Squash Halves with Maple Syrup

Sweet oven roasted acorn squash halves with maple syrup and brown sugar! It's fall in a bite and perfect and makes the perfect side dish!
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 9kcal
Author Ligia Lugo


  • 2 whole acorn squash cut in half and seeds removed
  • 4 tbsp (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar ** see notes
  • 2-4 tsp pure maple syrup
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    Cut acorn squash
  • Cut squash in half and clean out seeds with a large spoon.
  • Place on baking sheet flesh side up.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Add about ½ tablespoon butter to each half in the center of the squash.
    Buttered acorn squash
  • Add ½ tablespoon brown sugar to each half on top of the butter.
    Brown sugar on acorn squash
  • Drizzle with maple syrup.
    Maple syrup on acorn squash
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden and tender.
    Acorn squash
  • Serve immediately.


Savory - if you prefer your squash more savory than sweet, use olive oil instead of butter, and omit the brown sugar and maple syrup. Add pepper to taste.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg