Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Published September 1, 2004.

Why this recipe works:

Believe it or not, microwaving took first place in cooking methods for our acorn squash recipe, presenting a squash that was tender and silky smooth, with nary a trace of dryness or stringiness. Hammering out the details of our microwave acorn squash recipe was easy: Microwave on high power… read more

Believe it or not, microwaving took first place in cooking methods for our acorn squash recipe, presenting a squash that was tender and silky smooth, with nary a trace of dryness or stringiness. Hammering out the details of our microwave acorn squash recipe was easy: Microwave on high power for 20 minutes, and the squash is perfectly cooked. It was best to halve and seed the squash before cooking; whole pierced squash cooked unevenly.

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Serves 4

Squash smaller than 1 1/2 pounds will likely cook a little faster than the recipe indicates, so begin checking for doneness a few minutes early. Conversely, larger squash will take slightly longer to cook. However, keep in mind that the cooking time is largely dependent on the microwave. If microwaving the squash in Pyrex, the manufacturer recommends adding water to the dish (or bowl) prior to cooking. To avoid a steam burn when uncovering the cooked squash, peel back the plastic wrap very carefully, starting from the side that is farthest away from you.

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