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Best Acorn Squash Recipe with Vanilla Rum Sauce

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Florentina


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 shots rum
  • 1 tbsp salted butter softened
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
  • leaves fresh mint for garnish optional


  • Preheat your oven to 400”F
  • Cut the acorn squash in half crosswise and scoop out the seeds and membrane rom the middle.
  • Set the acorn squash in an oven proof roasting dish and using your fingers make sure to coat the inside of the squash with the softened butter.
  • Sprinkle the coconut sugar all over the squash and pour in the rum and vanilla extract.
  • Roast the acorn squash halves for 1 hour until the coconut sugar has caramelized .
  • Carefully transfer each acorn squash to a bowl and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream in the middle. Garnish with fresh mint, basil or lavender if desired.