Baked Acorn Squash with Apricot Preserves

Baked Acorn Squash with Apricot Preserves


"My 5 year old said that she hated acorn squash, even though she had never actually tried it. I got her to eat one bite of this and she said, 'This tastes yummy!'"


55 m servings 104 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place squash halves cut side down in a baking dish. Fill the dish with water to the depth of 1/4 inch. Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. Remove squash from oven, and set the oven to broil. Turn squash cut side up in the dish, and season lightly with salt. Place 1 teaspoon butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot preserves in each squash half. Return to oven, and broil 5 minutes, or until butter is melted and squash is lightly browned.
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  1. 66 Ratings


This recipe was well received at our Thanksgiving dinner. I did make some changes for ease of serving a crowd. After I halving the squash and removing the seeds, I sliced each half into quarte...

Boy did I love this. Really easy and delicious. Used light apricot preserves and left out the butter -- didn't matter a bit. Still very sweet and delicious. I'll definately make this again!

I have only ever had acorn squash with brown sugar and butter, and so had my husband. We were both pleasantly surprised by this! A very delicious, not overly sweet flavor at all. My new favorite...

This is a great recipe! It takes a little longer to cook than given, and I leave out the salt, but I have made this twice and it is very good. My kids love it.

Tasty, but had a difficult time getting the "meat" of the squash soft enough to scoop from the shell, so I baked it 15 minutes longer, let it set a bit, then cut each half into thirds. That mad...

Nice option for a seasonal squash

Great! I used 2 tbsp of preserves, and could have done with even less -- maybe my squash wasn't very big. A nice change from S & P or maple syrup and butter. Thanks for the recipe. :)

I used a sugar-free apricot perserve and sprinkled about a 1/8 tsp of Splenda brown sugar mix on each halve. I didn't have to cook it any additional time - mine was smaller than most squashes t...

Registered on this website just to rate this recipe. Absolutely delicious. A new family favorite!