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close up of a slice of acorn squash with butter and maple syrup on top

Maple Acorn Squash


This Maple Acorn Squash is the perfect fall side dish. The squash is topped with syrup, butter, and brown sugar and baked to perfection. It couldn’t get any easier!


  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half & seeds removed
  • 12 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 12 TBSP butter
  • 12 TBSP brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cut the squash in half, then scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavities
    1. Tip: Save the seeds! You can toast them for a healthy snack.
  3. Poke or slice a few holes in the squash cavities (just enough to puncture, don’t break through the skin)
  4. Put one tablespoon of butter and brown sugar in each of the squash halves, then drizzle maple syrup over the top
  5. Place squash on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven, the squash should be fork tender
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American