Glazed Acorn Squash

Prep Time

Less than 10 mins

Cooking Time

30-60 mins





Cooking with

This golden treat makes a perfect side dish for a holiday meal.


  • 1 small acorn squash, quartered, seeded, peeled, and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-wide slices
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup Mitoku Organic Mikawa Mirin
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • Pinch sea salt

Preparation Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and gently simmer, covered, until squash is tender (15 to 20 minutes). With a slotted spoon, immediately transfer squash to a heated dish. Keep warm in a preheated 170°F oven.
  2. Strain cooking liquid and return to pot. Cook liquid down, uncovered, to half the volume (about 3 tablespoons). Check frequently to avoid burning.
  3. Pour glaze over squash and serve.