Baked Squash with Sugar and Spice


Vegetable cooking spray
1 acorn squash, 4” diameter
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons tub margarine
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Cover baking sheet with foil and coat foil with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Wash squash and cut in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and cut into ½ inch slices.
  3. Place squash on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Melt margarine. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  5. Spread margarine mixture on squash.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender.

Yields about 5 servings

Source: Adapted from GET FRESH! Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2001