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Acorn squash is a winter squash that looks a bit like an acorn. The most common variety is dark green with a deep ridged outer skin and a deep yellow to orange flesh and is often about 6 inches long. Baking acorn squash is the easiest and most popular way of cooking it. Acorn squash are wonderfully easy side dish that is great anytime of the year.
Acorn Squash: As its name suggests, this winter squash is small and round shaped like an acorn. One of my favorite baking squashes, it is easy to slice into halves and fill with butter. A small acorn squash weighs from 1 to 3 pounds, and has sweet, slightly fibrous flesh. Its distinct ribs run the length of its hard, blackish-green or golden-yellow skin. In addition to the dark green acorn, there are now golden and multi-colored varieties.
Acorn Squash is easily found in supermarkets. Choose firm, well-shaped squash that are heavy for their size and have a hard, tough skin.
Baked Acorn Squash Recipe:
Backed Acorn Squash Variations Ideas:
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons raisins (or other dried fruits)
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (of your choice)
Herbs of your choice