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  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half with seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • a couple pinches of salt
  • a couple pinches of nutmeg
  • a couple pinches of cinnamon
  • 2 – 1 Tablespoon pats of butter
  • 4-6 Tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat oven on HIGH-Broiler.  Pour water in a microwavable casserole dish large enough to accommodate the squash.  Place the acorn squash flesh side down in the dish and microwave for 15 minutes.  Remove from microwave carefully because the dish will be hot.  Remove the acorn squash and transfer to a baking sheet with the flesh side facing up.  Place a small pat of butter in each half and rub the entire flesh sided surface.  Any remaining butter should be left in the middle of the squash.  Sprinkle the squash with salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Finally sprinkle between 2-3 Tablespoons of brown sugar around the rim of the squash and allow the remaining sugar to join the butter in the center (This will be your brown sugar sauce).  Broil on high heat for 5 minutes.  You should seem some the rim of the squash with caramelization.  If not, broil for an additional 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and enjoy!

**Note: This recipe is not overly sweet or spicy.  The sugar and spices merely enhance the wonderful natural flavor of the squash. If you prefer a  more sweet and spicy acorn squash just add more according to your liking.

Photo and recipe courtesy of savorysweetlife.com