Is it anything similar to butternut? I love butternut squash but haven't had acorn. My mother used to cook it, but I never ate it. How do you pick a good one?
IMO it's "sweeter"...try it with brown sugar or maple syrup...yum!
Yes, I agree that acorn squash is sweeter. My favorite with butter and brown sugar baked in the oven until soft. Yum!
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I'll have to get one come fall. I'm sure they're not available in the summer.
to pick a ripe acorn you look for a nice dark yellow or orange spot on the bottom.... I cook it with brown sugar and butter or maple syrup ... 9/10 I will do it with meatloaf, baked potatoes and acorn squash as a meal because it is all cooked in the oven! and all about the same amount of time!
To me, it has a sweet potato taste. I'm not a big squash fan, so seldom serve it.
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PLL, I am growing acorn squash in the garden this year and so far it is doing well...it will be this coming winter's veggie, along with butternut. I find the two interchangeable. I fix it in the microwave ... add a little butter and brown sugar or honey or maple sugar...simple, sweet and totally yummy.
I add a little cinnamon to the butter & brown sugar when I bake them.....we like them. I prefer the acorn over the butternut.
I am growing some this year. I haven't ever eaten any. I have acorn, butternut, crookneck, and zucchini in the same place. Not sure if they will mix, though. I didn't thnk of that till after I planted. The plants are beautiful. But, my crookneck isn't getting very big till they get rough. I've had to pick them small.
We prefer butternut over acorn squash. I only add butter to butternut but acorn does not seem to have as much taste to me unless it is doctored up plus, I prefer the texture of the butternut squash.
Plus, it probably didn't help that my mom only made acorn squash while I was growing up and at that time didn't care for squash period.
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I just use butter, salt and pepper when I cook it, I want a vegetable not dessert lol. Then again, I don't add anything but butter and salt to my sweet potatoes either.
I think it has a Nutty Sweet flavor. I really like it.
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_FOOTSIEI just use butter, salt and pepper when I cook it, I want a vegetable not dessert lol. Then again, I don't add anything but butter and salt to my sweet potatoes either.
I'll second that!! That's the only way I eat them too!!
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My son will not eat any veggie except sweet potatoes so I bought an acorn squash to try and fake him out. I baked it with maple syrup, salt, and butter and mashed it up. I think he liked the taste ok but not the stringyness. So, I put the leftovers in a blender with a little stock and whirled it up. I am going to give it a try tomorrow night for dinner.
Anyway, back to the question... I like it and my son MAY like it but we are the only two in the family who do so I don't buy it often. I think the "nutty/ sweet" description is the closest.
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