Roasted Acorn Squash Puree

Roasted Acorn Squash Puree
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Recipe for Baby Food -- Roasted Acorn Squash Purée. The brown sugar and cinnamon add a wonderful flavor to the squash and entices older children and adults.


  • 2 acorn squash, about 5 inches in diameter, halved and seeds and strings removed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth, warmed


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Set the squash halves cut side up, brush them with the oil, and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Wrap the halves in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until tender and easily pierced with the tip of a knife. Remove from the oven and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Scrape the flesh of the squash from the peel and transfer to a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the warmed chicken broth and purée. Serve immediately.
  3. Makes 3 Cups Freeze leftover purée that won't be eaten the next day.