Monday, October 3, 2011

Cranberry Walnut Acorn Squash Bowls

I love the flavors of fall: apples, clementines, pears, pumpkins, and fall squashes. We usually receive a few fall squashes with our CSA share and this is one of our favorite ways to eat acorn squash.

1. You'll need a sharp chef's knife to cut through these little buggers. I cut the stem off first and then cut the squash in half lengthwise. Be very careful.

2. Scoop out the seeds of the squash. In the cavity of each half, place:
  • 2-3 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts

3. Place in a casserole dish. Add 1/2 C water to the bottom of the casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

After baking, mix together the flesh and the ingredients within the acorn "bowl" and enjoy.

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  1. Those look delicious and sound like a perfect Fall dish. I am new follower from the Mommy Club. Vicky from

  2. Thanks. I have one on the counter staring at me. It also came in a csa box. Now I have a plan!

  3. How can I add this recipe to Pinterest? I don't see a "pin it" button but I would love to save!

  4. I just added the pinterest button! I'm not sure why it was missing. Thanks for the alert.


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