Meal type Main Dish, Side Dish, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Birthday Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Thanksgiving
By author EVOO Marketplace


  • 2 Medium Acorn Squash (1 1/2 Pounds Each, Halved Pole To Pole And Seeded)
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 3 tablespoons Serrano Honey Infused Balsamic Vinegar (May Substitute with 18 yr, Chocolate, Fig, Raspberry, Black Cherry, Cinnamon/Pear Or Tangering Balsamic Vinegar EVOO Marketplace)
  • dash Sea Salt


Step 1
Sprinkle squash halves with salt and place halves cut-sides down in 13- by 9-inch microwave-safe baking dish or arrange halves in large (about 4-quart) microwave-safe bowl so that cut sides face out. Add 1/4 cup water to dish or bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, using multiple sheets, if necessary. With a paring knife, poke about 4 steam vents in plastic wrap. Microwave on high power until squash is very tender and offers no resistance when pierced with knife, 15 to 25 minutes. Be careful when removing dish from microwave.
Step 2
While squash is cooking adjust oven rack to uppermost position (about 6 inches from heating element); heat broiler. In a small sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, Honey Serrano vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon salt and heat over low heat, whisking occasionally.
Step 3
When squash is cooked, carefully pull back plastic wrap from side farthest from you. Using tongs, transfer cooked squash cut-side up to rimmed baking sheet. Spoon portion of butter/sugar mixture onto each squash half. Broil until brown and caramelized, 5 to 8 minutes, rotating baking sheet as necessary and removing squash halves as they are done. Set squash halves on individual plates and serve immediately.


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Serrano Honey Vinegar

Raspberry Dark Balsamic


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