Baked Acorn Squash and Apples

"This recipe is posted in response to a request for ways to use acorn squash. I've never tried it, but it looks excellent! I got it from Jackie Manni at The Post Punk Kitchen (a website of vegan recipes). I'm sorry the amounts aren't more specific, but this is what she posted!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cut the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds and strings.
  • Put a little water in a baking pan; place the halves face down and bake for 1/2 hour.
  • Then, take it out and put the sliced apples in the middle (some will fall over the sides, it's okay); drizzle with canola oil and maple syrup, and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
  • Bake for another 1/2 hour to 40 minutes (until the apples are soft and browning).
  • Put your acorn squash halves in individual plates; scoop up the stray apples and stray maple syrup and spoon over the squash.

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  1. Marsha Mazz
    Very good but a little sweet - alomost a dessert. I added dried bing cherries and celery.
  2. Westcoastgal
    Delicious! I also used butter spray Splenda brown sugar and cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg. Its a keeper!
  3. Barb G.
    So Yummy, Great way to fix Acorn Squash. We love acorn squash the apples,maple syurp and pumkin pie spices sure add a lot of flavor. The recipe is sure a keeper, DH loved it.
  4. 1204atlanta
    Great Recipe! Use as little or as much maple syrup to achieve desired sweetness. (We prefer only a slight drizzle, and this recipe is a wobderful vegan main dish!)
  5. Island Girl 525
    I really like this. I didn't even use the maple syrup. I also used olive oil. The leftovers reheated well. Thank you


  1. qiltkitty
    This is a nice comforting food for supper. I cooked this with recipe #50498 and it was a wonderful meal. I did make some changes. I used butternut squash instead. I put the apples in the middle hole, and then layered them along the top. I used Mutzu apples. I was worried about just eating apples mushing up and turning it into sauce, so I used a cooking / eating apple. I used brown sugar instead of maple syrup. Since I couldn't find pumpkin pie spice, it dawned on me that you use nutmeg, ground cloves, and cinnamon in pumpkin pie so I used those spices instead. Wonderful versatile recipe that lends itself to any squash veggie!! Definite paws up from me and my family!


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