anniem2 ,I make a similar dish in the microwave, with chopped apples in the center, brown sugar on top. It is delicious.
karyanca ,This is vegan ONLY IF the butter is replaced with a non-dairy alternative (e.g. a soy margarine, like Earth Balance).
dshill ,I substituted sucanat for the brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Instead of mixing the butter, I just added a pat on top of the sucanat and spice mixture. It's very simple and tasted fantastic. We drizzled a little maple syrup on top.
daphnexduck ,I've found cooking acorn squash is very easy in a microwave. Place cut side down on a plate and cook on high until soft. Time depends on power and size of squash - about 6-8 minutes for one half. Turn right side up and prick flesh or stir up in shell. Add salt, pepper, butter, brown sugar and reheat to melt, or lite maple syrup to save calories.
cajuntoast ,This is a classic! This was the first time I tried brown sugar (I usually use maple syrup) and I thought it was great.
frankmcc ,It is prepared nearly exactly the way my family has eaten it since childhood- and our mother never seemed to write down her recipes so we all bake it the way we remember it!