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Honey being drizzled over stuffed acorn squash
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Fruit and Nut Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fruit and Nut Stuffed Acorn Squash is a perfect side dish for the fall. Bursting with apples and fall spices it's a healthy addition to any meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, apples
Servings: 2
Calories: 379kcal


  • 1 acorn squash cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 apple diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt
  • cup walnuts chopped
  • cup pistachios chopped
  • cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • honey


  • Cut the squash in half from pole to pole. Scoop out seeds and place flesh side down in a microwave safe dish. Add 1/4 cup water and cover with plastic wrap. Vent the plastic with 3-4 knife holes and microwave for 15-20 minutes until the squash is tender.
  • Remove from the microwave and place flesh side up on a baking sheet. Combine butter and brown sugar and brush over the squash. Place under broiler for 2-4 minutes until golden brown.
  • While the squash is cooking, prepare the stuffing. In a 10-inch skillet, melt a tablespoon of butter. Once melted and hot, add the diced apples. Sauté for 8-10 minutes until soft, but not mushy. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Place in a bowl and add vanilla and chopped walnuts and cranberries.
  • Fill the squash centers with the apple filling and top with chopped pistachios and a drizzle of honey. Serve warm.


Recipe Tips

  • To roast in the oven, brush with oil and place face down on baking sheet in 400º oven for 30 minutes. 
  • Don't store acorn squash in the refrigerator, it will shorten its shelf life.
  • You can eat the skin on an acorn squash.
  • You do not need to peel the apples.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1222IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg