Acorn Squash With Spiced Brazil Nut Filling

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

Whole and chopped Brazil Nuts can now be found in my area thanks to Trader Joe's and EarthFare. This is great recipe for a brazil nut filling. From an old Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise; then scrape out seeds and stringy portions.
  2. Put dry ingredients, nuts and grated rind in mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Place squash halves in baking pan and fill with crumbly mixture.
  5. Set the bottom of the baking pan in hot water, cover and bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer.


Most Helpful

This topping almost made the squash a dessert! I used brown sugar, (force of habit!), and otherwise followed the recipe. It was fabulous. I will make this often. ZWT 7 - Shady Ladies

Chef PotPie June 10, 2011

This recipe is pure genius! The Brazil nuts are a wonderful addition to the spices! I reduced the recipe to 2.5 servings, which was one acorn squash. 1/4 cup of Brazil Nuts was the exact amount in the Planters Premium Select Mixed Nuts Tin! Thank you so much Mary..... I already have plans to make this fabulous recipe again!!! Divine!!

NcMysteryShopper December 15, 2007

My only problem was that I bought what I thought was acorn squash, which turned out to be pepper squash- they must be a lot bigger because there wasn't nearly enough filling. I have to give this 5 stars, though, for being so tasty! I subbed oil for butter. Zaar Tag :-)

White Rose Child November 12, 2007

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