Baked Acorn Squash

Submitted by Chowdown Seattle in collaboration with the OxBox Project, food bloggers creating delicious recipes featuring Oxbow vegetables.

One of my favorite ways to prepare an Acorn Squash is to bake it. I found a good recipe at SimplyRecipes.com. For this recipe, I cut the Acorn Squash in half and scooped out the seeds. I then cut slits into the squash. I added some butter, brown sugar and real maple syrup to the squash. I then baked it for one hour. To me this dish is more like a dessert than a side-dish. I have to confess that I did eat both halves of the Acorn Squash after I took this photo. I’m not going to let this delicious food go to waste!