Acorn Squash Roasted With Applesauce

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Janni402 October 05, 2008

I have a similar recipe except that it has a sprinkle of brown sugar and it states to garnish with currant jelly!

Oolala October 30, 2006

Wonderful recipe! I had two tiny acorns; they were so cute filled with applesauce! My homemade applesauce was a little tart, so I added some brown sugar, but not much. Easy and different recipe I will use often! Thanks!

Kaarin January 07, 2006

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