19 Reviews

I really liked this! My husband doesn't like sweet side dishes much, but still ate all of his, which I think is a good sign. I used maple syrup instead of brown sugar (and left out the butter). It was so easy!

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mayness November 15, 2009

Great recipe! I might increase the amount of apple and brown sugar. This is a good twist on acorn squash.

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maize February 10, 2009

This was soooo good with braised pork chops and fresh green beans. I used Craisins instead of fresh cranberries and fresh orange zest instead of orange rind. It was delicious.

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aspiring gourmet1 December 31, 2007

Where are you Tonkcats? I love your recipes and this one was no exception, I loved it! .Instead of fresh cranberries I used some left over brandied cranberries and cut back on the sugar. The orange rind gives a nice subtle flavor. Excellent recipe thanks Tonkcats

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Bergy October 18, 2003

I found this recipe too sweet, and too buttery. I did not have apples, so I added 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. I scooped the ingredients from the squash shells and added a package of commercially pureed winter squash - it was excellent.

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pamela.delalla September 25, 2015

Excellent but a bit sweet as written, so I just cut the sugar by as much as half. I've added cooked sausage, which is a nice addition and sometimes nutmeg and/or cinnamon. I've used dried cranberries and apples softened in a little OJ, that works well also. It's just a great easy recipe and it presents very nicely.

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jaybee chef January 06, 2015

I reduced the amount of brown sugar and melted butter, and added cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. A delicious addition to an early fall dinner plate!

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Ellen in MD October 16, 2014

This was really good. My daughter said it tasted like dessert! The orange zest really adds to the flavor.

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zoo66 February 25, 2009
Baked Cranberry Acorn Squash