Acorn Squash


 This is a type of winter squash resembling an acorn in shape and typically measuring up to six inches in length. Acorn squash can be found in varieties with coloring of dark green, white and gold. The most common variety has a dark green ridge outer skin and a deep yellow-to-orange skin with the traditional orange inner flesh. They are delicious when baked and served with brown sugar, honey and butter, providing a sweet and somewhat nutty flavor. Smaller individual squash are also commonly served whole, stuffed with ingredients such as sausage, bread, vegetable, and seasoning that may have been baked once and then again inside the squash so it is served as a "stuffed squash"