Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples, Nuts and Cranberries

  • Author: Jennifer Swartvagher
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Looking for a tasty fall treat? Try these acorn squash stuffed with autumn goodness. Apples and nuts just shout “harvest time.”



  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2 apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon ((or to taste))
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or vegan butter (softened)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut squash in half longways.
  3. Remove seeds and pulp.
  4. Pour ¼ cup water into a baking dish and add squash cut side down.
  5. Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter.
  7. Remove squash from oven and let cool.
  8. Turn over the halves and stuff the center of each squash with the apple/cranberry mixture.
  9. Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until tender.
  • Category: Autumn Foods
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: autumn, acorn squash, thanksgiving, fall, Christmas