Paula Deen’s Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter is a Perfect Dish for Fall


Leave it to Paula Deen to take something as random as Acorn Squash and turn into a delicious (and buttery) meal. With only 6 ingredients (3 of which are butter, sugar and syrup), this recipe is easy to make and is sure to be a crowd favorite this fall. Did I mention the whole butter, sugar and syrup thing??

How To Make Paula Deen’s Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter:


(Serves 2)

  • 1 Acorn Squash, cut in 1/2
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. Maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, butter, and syrup, adding salt and pepper to taste. Coat the squash with the sugar mixture, then place them face up on a baking sheet. Bake for about an hour or until the squash is tender when poked with a fork or knife.

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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