stuffed acorn squash (2)This is a beautiful dish that can really shine as a holiday meal, or any time you want to add a little something fancy to the dinner table. It’s so easy, it will make you look like it took hours to create.

2 acorn squash

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

1 cup fresh cranberries

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

4 tablespoons butter

honey, optional


Preheat oven to 375º F.

Cut each squash in half (make halves as even as possible) and scrape out seeds.

Place squash cut side up in 1-2 baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine walnuts, cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice and a drizzle of honey, and toss together. Make sure everything is evenly coated.

Divide mixture into 4 parts and stuff into hollow center of squash.

Top each half with 1 tablespoon butter.

Cover baking dish loosely with aluminum foil and transfer to oven.

Bake for 60-90 minutes, or until squash is fork tender.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.



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