This stuffed acorn squash recipe is literally like autumn in your mouth bursting with ingredients like apples, cranberries, pecans and more. Apple Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash is definitely a must try!
Thank you to my 2015 intern, Hannah Edy, for creating and photographing this delicious fall recipe.
As a gal born and bred in the Midwest, I absolutely adore fall! The breath-taking colors, the crispness of new beginnings, and the hearty, delicious food! Which is why I am so excited to share this recipe that is literally autumn on a plate!
The sweet apples pair so well with the tart, vibrant cranberries. The pecans adds an awesome crunch that compliments the soft brown rice. And what better way to bring all these elements together than by serving them up in a caramelized, roasted acorn squash!?
Now, personally, I am a big fan of acorn squash! I know that butternut and spaghetti squash have kind of stolen the show recently when it come to fall favorites. But they are so difficult to cut open!
Maybe it is just my lack of upper body strength (or the fact I desperately need some sharper knives…), but acorn squash I can have sliced open within a minute! Butternut and spaghetti… whole different tale…
Side note: Delicata squash. Another personal fall favorite of mine!
But, without further adiue, allow me to introduce you to this delicious, autumn dish!
I decided to serve this recipe with a side of steamed green beans to give a little pop of color. And then the plate also had beautiful hints of red and green (because Christmas is coming!)
Green beans are also quick and easy to whip up, so I always keep frozen green beans on hand!
Now if you are cooking for 1 (like myself) and don’t know what to do with the other stuffed squash, I ate it the next morning for breakfast with an over-easy egg on top. And WOW! What a treat! I honestly want to make this again just so I can have that for breakfast!
And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, you can play with this recipe using all your leftovers!
Creativity in the kitchen. I like it!
Want to check out another various of stuffed squash?! Check out this recipe featuring ancient grains posted by my fellow intern Clara!
What is your favorite, festive fall dish?!
A super easy and super delicious meal that will have fall dancing on your taste buds!