We have a trustworthy method for making sweet and spicy acorn squash, but there's one downside: it's slow. So we perked up when we saw this alternate method from Alicia and Summer at Bread & Honey. They used a Martha Stewart recipe - such a simple formula, really - and sliced the acorn squash before baking. They dotted each slice with butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper, and then put them in the oven. Squash sliced like this will be ready in just 20 minutes - as opposed to the hour it takes for our usual two halves to bake.
And the rings are so pretty! They used cookie cutters to cut out the strings and seeds in the center of each slice.
Do you ever eat squash like this? Autumn harvest cooking doesn't get much better than this.