Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny
Gardening

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Acorn Squash Recipe

I bought an Acorn Squash out of curiosity. What does this taste like and how do you cook it? Did a little research and came up with this easy bake recipe. Pre-heat oven to 400. I started my slicing on the bottom end of the squash then cut another and another, about 1 inch thick until I got to the seeds. Get a baking dish to start placing these in.



Once you get to the seeds. Just scoop them out with your fingers. You can rinse and dry these for growing or toasting in oven.


Once you have made a layer of squash in pan. Sprinkle with salt (opt.) Top them with butter of choice. Cinnamon and sweet of choice. For example: Brown sugar, Agave, white sugar, or Honey.

Continue to layer this way until Acorn Squash is all used.

Now place in oven for 30-45 minutes or until soft when tested with knife. I had mine uncovered the first 30 minutes and then covered it the last 15 minutes. I basted it with the pans liquids, after it came out.

How did Acorn squash taste?


Two servings later. I would say it has a flavor of Fall and family gatherings for Thanksgiving or Winter Holiday. A memory maker for sure. I ate the skin and all. Wow. The rest went into the fridge covered for a reheat later. I'm sure it would last 4-5 days, but it was eaten before then.

I think my seeds will go towards a fall harvest in my garden.