Acorn Squash Roasted With Applesauce

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Derf2440

I finally found a squash recipe that DH likes and enjoyed. This is so simple, revised to suit our taste, from Chef Micheal Smith, my favourite TV chef.

Top Review by Janni402

All I have to say is this recipe is fabulous and easy! The only addition I made was to sprinkle top with a touch of cinnamon & brown sugar.... DELICIOUS! This one had DH proclaiming at the table... "I love Gourds!" LOL! Thanks for a seasonal & delicious side dish, Derf!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350f degrees.
  2. Cut squash in half, crossways, scrape out the seeds. Spray baking dish with veggie spray. Place skin side down, cut side up in baking dish.
  3. Put 1 teaspoon of butter in each half of squash, sprinkle each half with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Fill each squash half with 1/2 cup applesauce, top with remaining butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour water around squash.
  6. Roast on middle rack of oven for approximately 1 hour or until golden brown and caramalized.

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