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

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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.