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Baked Acorn Squash w/ Cranberries

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

This is my favorite squash dish, and I make it every year for Thanksgiving!


  • 2 large acorn squash, split lengthwise and seeded

  • 1/2 cup chopped pear (or try apple)

  • 1 cup raw cranberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 3 tbls. orange juice

  • 3 tbls. maple syrup

  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Place squash cut side up on foil lined baking sheet.

  • In a large bowl, combine pear, cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and allspice.

  • Spoon mixture into squash cavities.

  • Use any extra liquid to brush cut edges of squash.

  • Bake 45 min. - 1 hr, or until squash is soft.

Serve hot with home-made Cranberry Sauce.

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