Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

My daughter recently bought me some vintage cookbooks. This recipe came from Betty Crocker's Dinner in a Dish, published in 1965. It's an unusual and tasty way to serve acorn squash!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut squash in half crosswise and scoop out seeds. Place cut side down in a baking dish. Pour in water to a 1/4" depth. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes.
  2. While squash is baking, peel and chop the orange and chop the apple.
  3. Mix together the ham, chopped orange, chopped apple, brown sugar, and butter.
  4. When squash has baked, pour remaining liquid from pan and turn squash cut side up. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  5. Fill squash halves with the ham mixture.
  6. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes, or until squash is tender.
Most Helpful

Very tasty. Good use for fall squash and apples. Made for Rookie Recipe Tag Fall 2013.

sheepdoc November 17, 2013

Great recipe! I loved the combination of fruits along with the ham. I only used one squash so adjusted the ingredients also using less ham than called for. We really enjoyed it and will make again. Thanks for sharing. Made for Football Pool 2012.

CJAY December 27, 2012

This was a fabulous recipe. Even my kids enjoyed it, and they usually won't eat squash. The apple/orange combo with the brown sugar syrup made for a fabulous flavor addition to the squash. I will definitely make this again. My only criticism is that the amount of ham was more than was needed (though it might be that I picked squash that were on the small size). Even filling the 4 squash halves to overflowing, I still had enough filling for another squash half. So next time I think I will reduce the amount of ham to 1 cup. Thanks for sharing this recipe, loof.

NorthwestGal September 25, 2010