Acorn squash stuffed with cranberries, apples, walnuts, spices, and brown sugar is a deliciously sweet and colourful side dish for the holidays.
Prep Time: 15 min • Cook Time: 60 min • Servings: 2
1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup fresh cranberries (or 1/2 cup dried cranberries)
1/2 cup diced apple
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place squash cut-side down in a baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cranberries, apple, walnuts, and spices.
4. Flip squash over so each half is cut-side up. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each half. Fill each half with fruit and nut mixture. Return to oven and bake an additional 30 minutes until squash is fork tender and stuffing is golden brown and bubbly.