Calabaza de Bellota –Fantástico

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"This fantastic acorn squash recipe is one I like to serve with my #recipe12522 recipe. They compliment each other nicely. For gluten free make sure your marmalade is gluten free."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (471.3 g)
  • Calories 204.5
  • Total Fat - 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 85 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 21.3 g
  • Protein - 3.9 g
  • Calcium - 117.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Slice the acorn in half and place in a baking pan large enough to hold both pieces, add enough water to come up 1/4 in the edge.

Step 2

Cook in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile whisk together the remaining ingredients.

Step 4

Remove the squash from the oven, carefully turn them over in pan and cut a few slits in the flesh making sure not to pierce the skin.

Step 5

Add 1 tablespoon of the marmalade mixture in each half and brush this sauce over the inside and top edges of the squash and return to oven.

Step 6

Cook for another 15 minute or until all the flesh is soft.

Step 7

Scrape the flesh out of the shell and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Karen E

A nice twist on a vegetable that we enjoy, very easy to make and lovely blend of flavours. Used some of my husbands stash of Orange Ginger Marmalade :) Since we dont/rarely get acorn squash here, I used gem squash, a very similar creature :) worked perfectly, thank you, Bea, much enjoyed for Consideration Tag Game

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(17 Nov 2015)


My mom could not stop raving about this dish. I used butternut instead of acorn squash since I had a great crop this fall. It was a fast and flavorful side dish.

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(21 Jul 2014)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Loved the flavour - I'll be making this recipe many times. I baked the squash in the AM, added the marmalade mix finished baking it. Then scooped out the flesh put it in an oven proof dish and reheated it at dinner time - It made it so easy to time it just right for dinner. With squash I often have a problem to get it just cooked enough timing it with the rest ove dinner. This is a winner Thanks Bea

(19 May 2014)