1. Trim ends off squash. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Place squash in microwave and cook on high for 10 minutes, turning once. Let cool slightly.
3. Halve squash crosswise; scoop out seeds.
4. Sprinkle with cloves and drizzle with maple syrup.
5. Place on a foil-lined tray and bake 10 to 12 minutes.