Acorn Squash - Savory Sauce, Easy Recipe!

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Ingredients (8)

  • Acorn Squash
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Sweet Basil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika

We’ve all cooked Acorn Squash with the basics, but here’s a little spruce up with that have your mouth wanting more when its all done. I love baked acorn squash with butter and brown sugar…but forget that!…If you follow this recipe and you will Not go back to the old one, trust me. One night I decided I wanted Squash but wanted something a little different. I cut the Acorn squash in half and put my homemade butter in the cleaned out halves… What next? I grabbed some honey instead of brown sugar! Then a little salt and pepper and a light dusting of Garlic & Onion powders and a touch of Paprika. But I felt something else was missing? What could it be? Ahh.. A touch of some fresh Sweet Basil! When it came out of the oven and I tried it – I knew I had a winner. That night I also made a Braised Venison Tenderloin with cooked fresh Tomatoes and Onions and basil. The intersting fact? I grew the Squash, Onions & Tomatoes and the Sweet Basil. I had taken the Deer (5 point Buck) on the last day of the season. I make my own butter from heavy cream so thats what I used… Basically – this was really a “Homemade Meal”. It doesnt get any better than this.

Instructions

  1. 1Cut Acorn Squash in half and clean out the seeds and wash. Put the squash onto a baking pan. Ensure you dont have any penetrations in the skin so the melting butter and other ingredients dont leak out all over. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2Put enough Butter in each “well” of the Squash to approx the 3/4 mark. Add aproximately 3 tablespoons (give or take according to size) of honey into each half.
  3. 3Lightly dust each half of the squash with Garlic powder and then Onion powder. I put it in the palm of my hand and uses just pinches so there isnt too much. I then lightly salt and pepper them. Last I take sweet basil (that I grow myself and process dry) and lightly sprinkle over the top of the squash.
  4. 4You will cook the squash for about 45 minutes depending upon the size. If you decide to cover the squash with aluminum foil for half the time it will cook a little quicker and not dry the squash out. Be careful taking the finished squash out of the pan as not to loose the butter sause you have created.
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