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Lanark County Squash

So in the fall, my roommate had a pair of squash that her parents sent her, and that she claimed she was never going to eat. I was told to do something with them and put it on the blog. So here we are! This was pretty easy to make, it just took a really long time in the oven. And obviously, from the name of the recipe, you can tell the squash came from Lanark County.



  • 1 medium acorn squash (from whatever county you would like)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Cut the squash in half and hollow out all the gunk from the middle.
  3. Spread the butter all over the inside and edges of the squash. You’ll use roughly one tbsp for each half, but do whatever works for you.
  4. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter. Make sure it covers all of the squash and doesn’t just end up all in the centre.
  5. Place the squash halves in a medium-deep baking dish. Pour an inch or two of water in around the squash. This keeps the squash from drying out since it’s in the oven for so long.
  6. Put the baking dish in the oven for an hour and 15-30 minutes. You can check on it as it’s cooking, you want it to be pretty soft when it’s done.
  7. Carefully scrape the squash out of the skin into a bowl and mix the whole thing so the sugar and butter are evenly distributed. Serve!