Friday, November 19, 2010

Acorn Squash with Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Stuffing!

Good morning! And happy Friday :)

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? What delicious and healthy recipes are you making?

Today, I want to share a delicious autumn-inspired recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving... or just anytime during the fall season. :)

"Acorn Squash with Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Stuffing!"

Lately, we've been getting acorn squash in our weekly Abundant Harvest box!

Since I am not exactly familiar with using this winter squash, I decided to Google "acorn squash" for recipe inspiration!

When I am trying to find new recipes, I always search by photos... (please tell me I am not the only one that does this?) ;)

Anyways, I came across a delicious-looking acorn squash photo... and guess what? It was by one of my favorite chefs/authors/bloggers Elana Amsterdam.

(Other than the addition of walnuts, I followed her recipe exactly.)

  • 2 acorn squash
  • boiling water
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  1. Cut squash in half and with a spoon, remove pulp and seeds.
  2. In a large pyrex baking dish place squash cut-side down.
  3. Pour ¼-inch boiling water into pyrex dish.
  4. Place dish in oven and bake squash for 30 minutes at 350°.
  5. In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and grapeseed oil to make stuffing.
  6. Remove squash from the oven after 30 minutes.
  7. Turn halves over and stuff center of each squash half with apple mixture.
  8. Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes (or longer) until squash and apples are tender.
Serves 4

This recipe is perfect for any fall meal! This morning I had it for breakfast, with maple syrup for added sweetness!


  1. Stuffed squash in the cold months is one of my favorite things! These look yummy :)!

  2. That looks great! and so perfect for this time of year!