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Caramelized Acorn Squash

A glaze of butter and brown sugar coats hearty wedges of sweet, colorful squash while they roast.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 55 mins
  • servings: 8


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 large acorn squashes (about 1 pound each), halved, seeded, and cut into 1-inch wedges


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine butter, sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl. Add squashes, and toss to coat. Spread onto 2 baking sheets. Roast, turning occasionally, until caramelized, about 45 minutes.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2010