Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar



2 acorn squash, halved pole to pole and seeded
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar


  1. In 13- by 9-inch microwave-safe baking dish, place squash halves cut-sides down or arrange halves so that cut sides face out. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, using multiple sheets. With paring knife, poke about 4 steam vents in plastic wrap.
  2. Microwave on high power until squash is very tender, 15 to 25 minutes.
  3. While squash is cooking, heat broiler.
  4. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and brown sugar, whisking occasionally, until combined.
  5. When squash is cooked, carefully pull back plastic wrap. 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. Serve.

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