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Is there a prettier sight than the farmer’s market in fall? Some of my favorite produce is harvested and brought to market this time of year. I love recipes that highlight these beautiful fruits and vegetables, and today’s recipe is a perfect example!

Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit is elegant enough to serve at your Thanksgiving table but easy enough to make for a weeknight meal. I’ve even enjoyed this dish as a dessert!

I adore all things pumpkin and eat winter squash almost daily throughout the fall and winter. In the past, my go-to recipe for Thanksgiving dinner was Roasted Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, and Apple Mash. For a simpler side dish, I now turn to these Baked Squashes with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit.

I’ve made several different versions of today’s recipe over the years, but for this dish, I’m going all in. We’re talking winter squash, pumpkin spices, apples, pears, cranberries, walnuts, and butter!

Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit is elegant enough for a dinner party or your Thanksgiving table but is simple enough to make for a weeknight meal. Buttery acorn squash is stuffed with apples, pears, and cranberries, baked in butter, and topped with crunchy nuts! // deliciousobsessions.comWhat’s not to love? These flavors are a match made in heaven.

This recipe will make four servings but it can easily be doubled or tripled for larger dinner parties. Leftovers reheat well in the oven if you are cooking for one or two.

Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit is elegant enough for a dinner party or your Thanksgiving table but is simple enough to make for a weeknight meal. Buttery acorn squash is stuffed with apples, pears, and cranberries, baked in butter, and topped with crunchy nuts! // deliciousobsessions.com

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Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit :: Gluten-Free & Grain-Free

Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit :: Gluten-Free & Grain-Free

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit is elegant enough to serve at your Thanksgiving table but easy enough to make for a weeknight meal. I've even enjoyed this dish as a dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 pear, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon each cloves, ginger, and nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A couple pinches of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the apron squash cut-side up in a baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine the apple, pear, cranberries, spices, salt, and orange zest. Toss to coat the fruit with the spices.
  4. Divide the fruit evenly among the cut squashes, mounding it if necessary. If you want a sweeter dish, drizzle a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup over each of the fruit-filled squashes.
  5. Top each of the fruit-filled squashes with 1/2 Tablespoon of butter. Cover the baking dish loosely with foil or a glass lid if your baking dish comes with one.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil or glass lid and bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and top each squash with some nuts and another 1/2 Tablespoon of butter.
  9. Place back in the oven, uncovered, for another 5-8 minutes, watching that the nuts toast up but do not burn.
  10. Remove from the oven and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 164mg Carbohydrates: 42g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 19g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
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Baked Squash with Buttered and Spiced Fall Fruit is elegant enough for a dinner party or your Thanksgiving table but is simple enough to make for a weeknight meal. Buttery acorn squash is stuffed with apples, pears, and cranberries, baked in butter, and topped with crunchy nuts! // deliciousobsessions.com

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