Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Pecan Butter

This easy way to Baked Acorn Squash is soon to be a family favorite.

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Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Pecan Butter

I always look forward to fall just because it means there will be fresh acorn squash in the stores. I think it is one of my favorite vegetables. Growing up my dad and I were the only ones who ate it so I quickly learned to make it because mom never thought of it. She always said to use only butter, brown sugar, and salt and pepper on it. This simple butter is so good I may never make it the other way again, just make sure to use real maple syrup. If you want to try mom’s way quarter the squash, and then add a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon of brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bake the same way.

When you buy acorn squash look for one with a shiny dark green skin and feel heavy for their size. You also want the stem to still be on it. When you buy acorn squash that don’t have a stem they tend to spoil quickly. I bought one a few weeks ago that spoiled in a week that didn’t have a stem.

Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Pecan Butter
Recipe type: Vegetable, Side Dish
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Serves: Serves 2
This easy way to make Baked Acorn Squash is soon to be a family favorite.
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the acorn squash into halves. Take out seeds. Cut down the center of each half to get quarters.
  3. Place skin side down in a baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
  5. Mix together butter and maple syrup. When thoroughly combined stir in pecans. Add 1/4 of the mixture on each piece of squash. Cook another 10 minutes or until butter mixture is melted.

I have another recipe for acorn squash here that you might want to try.

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Acorn Squash with Pecan Butter


  1. says

    Hi, this is the perfect fall recipe! It’s also great for the holidays approaching. I pinned it and I will try to make this. TFS. I saw it on share your cup.
    Julie from

  2. says

    My mom use to make this all the time for my Dad. While baking it would fill the house with a wonderful aroma. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop

    • Mary Ellen says

      Hi Britni, I loved it this way. I used to always put the butter and brown sugar on them at the beginning when I made it that way. This way you roast it first and add it later. I liked it better this way.

  3. says

    oh my, I love pecans and anything maple flavored. This would be a hit with me. Hubby hates Winter squash but I cook it for myself. Love the leftovers for lunch! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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