Sunday, December 8, 2013

Baked Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash
4 teaspoons butter
4 teaspoons coconut sugar, or pure maple syrup
salt, optional
pepper, optional

1. Cut acorn squash in half and scoop out seeds and pulp.

2. Salt lightly.

3. Melt butter and sugar in a bowl and brush the inside and cut edges of the squash with it.

4. Place squash halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet.

5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour or until squash is tender and easily pierced with a fork.

When we are eating for weight loss, we leave the sugar off until serving, since we like to use as little sugar as possible.  Then, just before eating, we'll plop in the butter, let it melt and then sprinkle on just a tiny bit of coconut sugar.

You can also bake this cut side down (without the butter or sugar).  Place a small bit of water in the pan.  Bake the same  time and temp. Then top with melted butter and sugar when it's done.  

Ted does not like his squash peppered if he's having sweetener on it. 

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