I thought with the endless Summer squash, the gift that keeps on giving all season that we would be bored with squash in the Autumn. As soon as I laid eyes on this recipe, I changed my mind. What was I thinking? Summer squash is no comparison to Fall squashes, different textures, different colors, different flavors.
This acorn squash was like eating creamy candy, yet it did not feel heavy or indulgent.
The squash looks stunning sauteing in the pan. Look at those Autumn colors!
Acorn Squash with Rosemary and Brown Sugar
Recipe from Fine Cooking
1-2 pound acorn squash (unpeeled), halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 8 wedges
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Using a paring knife, score each wedge of squash lengthwise down the middle of the flesh. heat the butter and oil in an 11 to 12-inch straight-sided saute pan over medium-high heat. Arrange the squash in the pan in a single layer and cook, flipping occasionally, until deep golden-brown on all cut sides, about 10 minutes (note: if your pan is not large enough to brown all the squash at once, brown it in batches, and then return to the pan to simmer.
Carefully pour the wine into the pan, then quickly scatter the brown sugar, rosemary, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper over the squash. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the squash is almost tender, about 10 minutes more.
Uncover the pan and increase the heat to medium. Flip the squash and cook until the liquid is thick and the squash is tender, about 5 minutes more. Transfer the squash to platter, season with salt and pepper to taste, drizzle any remaining liquid over the top, and serve.
Oh, it is gorgeous…out of the pan, too! Sounds so good 😀
I totally agree, fall and winter squash are most certainly special. This looks like a delicious dish! Another bookmarked.
Looks delicious! Love your description as creamy candy!
The Food Hound
I saw this recipe in FC (best magazine!!) and tore it out to make! Looks delish!!
I am not sure that I have ever seen acorn squash, I must have a look around. Diane
Look at that caramelization! Beautiful recipe and photos! Great fall dish for sure, thanks!
Andrea the Kitchen Witch
Oh boy this looks good!! I love acorn squash but haven't ever had it prepared this way. Can't wait to try!
Looks so delicious! How I wish I can have some now :))
We love acorn squash and I usually just bake it! Would love to try this! Hugs! ♥
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE
Mmmm! I love candies squash! And I really like how you've cut them!
Miss Meat and Potatoes
Okay, okay. I HAVE to try this. I am not a fan of just baking it with brown sugar in halves and 'scooping' it out with a spoon. But sliced like this – I'm IN. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, this looks and sounds SO good, Velva! 🙂 Love the addition of rosemary. That makes it just perfect. 🙂
This looks like a perfect dish for the holidays–I just love rosemary.
A Canadian Foodie
Can't beat an autumn recipe like this. Winter herbs, winter squash – gorgeous and delicious – and the leftovers make a GREAT soup!:)Valerie
The Rowdy Chowgirl
Gorgeous, and perfect for fall. I usually stick to butternut squash, but this makes me want to break out of my rut!
Susi's Kochen und Backen
Velva, my husband has been bugging me to make an acorn squash dish and I've been looking. I think this sounds amazing and I will be making it for him. Thanks for sharing :o)
We Are Not Martha
This looks absolutely delectable 🙂 I totally need to try it!! YUM!Sues
Creamy candy…I'm there…and yes, I never truly can get bored with such a wonderously versatile fruit such as the squash ;o)Lovely and tasty flavours.Ciao for now,Claudia
Dare I admit I have no idea what an acorn squash even is?Thanks for calling by News From Italy, so glad you enjoyed the photographic trip around the garden.
La Bella Cooks
Wow, just look how beautiful it is. It definitely makes me want to give this a go tonight. Delicious.
Jihane @ Sinful Sundays
That does look beautiful. And it looks so simple to make!
Yum! I love the sound of this recipe!! Rosemary would be so good here in this dish.
Hmmm – this looks divine and I wish I could gobble it all up right now.
Delicious! And I agree, summer squash has nothing on autumn squash!
This is drop-dead-gorgeous-winner of the \”Beautiful Squash Pageant.\” Never have I seen more enticing squash.
Drooling over this creamy candy! Love acorn squash and this dish looks seriously delicious! Will definitely be trying it! Thanks for sharing!
OOH, this look so perfectly cooked, Velva. I love acorn squash, but mine never looks this glistening and wonderful. I might have to follow your way next time I have some…p.s. thanks for your sweet comment on my veg post;)
Mags @ the Other Side of 50
I'll bet that the rosemary really pumped up the flavor of this squash. I just trimmed a huge bunch off my plant tonight because we're expecting a significant frost tonight. I'm going to have to try this.
Acorn squash has never been a biggie for me but I think this recipe might change that. Wow! Rosemary? That sounds so, so good.
So beautiful! I do love those fall colors. 🙂 I know that this squash must be wonderful with the rosemary and brown sugar. Yum!
Yum! Am just now staring down 2 big acorn squash that I need to make into something fantastic! Simple is best – this looks so good!
What a stunning and beautiful photo. I can taste the brown sugar and rosemary; great combination!Rita
That is one yummy looking dish. Wine, rosemary, and brown sugar… sounds like a delicious way to make squash:)
This looks delicious. What a perfect fall dish!
I usually just cut my squash in half but cutting it into wedges produces a lot more surface to soak up the caramel-y glaze. I like the bit of rosemary you've added. Yum.
So moreish and beautiful ♥
Chef Dennis Littley
Hi VelvaI am really loving winter squash, that acorn squash looks so very very good…isn't amazing how when cooked winter squash could easily be dessert.Thanks for such a wonderful creation!Dennis
What a lovely fall recipe. I am also enjoying winter squash, although I'm not cooking with it nearly as much as I should be! Thank you for sharing this with me…and for your kind words on my own blog!
Oh wow, Velva! This looks and sounds so devine. I never get tired of cooking/baking with squashes. This dish is THE perfect dish for fall. Thanks for sharing it!!
Velve, these acorn wedges look truly delicious. I like their sticky look!
What a delicious side dish, Velva! Perfect for this season.
It does looks lovely – I absolutely adore autumn!!!!
thank you thank you!I just had my first butternut squash experience this week and have an acorn squash waiting for us to take advantage of it tomorrow. You just gave me the perfect guidance!
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
Beautiful! I have an acorn squash standing by from the farm – love the addition of rosemary here.
Yum! This squash looks wonderfllu sweet and tasty. And so comforting.
I have tones of pumpkin left, this will be perfect for it too. Love the sweet flavors with rosemary. Thanks for sharing
I love it when simple ingredients come together for an incredible taste.Mimi
LOL this seems too easy for me, but I may have to try it- I love the last wordless pic!