Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries

How to bake acorn squash in the oven with walnuts and cranberries. Jump to the Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries

We love this roasted acorn squash recipe. It’s easy. Cut the squash into wedges the brush with olive oil and season with brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bake for about 1 hour then serve the roasted squash with a mixture of melted butter, walnuts and cranberries spooned on top.

How to Bake Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries

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Recipe updated, originally posted November 2010. Since posting this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries

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Roast acorn squash in the oven and top with butter, crunchy walnuts and sweet cranberries. It’s stunning on the table and so far, everyone’s loved it.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

You Will Need

2 acorn squash

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

1/4 cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

    Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    Cut squash in half and use a spoon to scoop out all the seeds from the middle. Carefully cut each half into 2 wedges.

    Place the wedges into a large baking dish then brush with olive oil. Scatter the brown sugar evenly on top then season with salt and pepper. Bake until soft and caramelized around the edges, about 1 hour.

    When the squash has roasted. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, walnuts and cranberries; cook until the butter begins to bubble around the nuts, then spoon over the squash.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

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AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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24 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Kate October 9, 2015, 7:10 pm

    Just made this for dinner! Eating is as I’m typing! SOOO good.

    Reply
  • kirstin November 11, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I’ll have to double or triple this recipe for thanksgiving. what would that do to the cooking time?

    Reply
    • Adam November 12, 2012, 8:38 pm

      Hi there! As long as you keep the squash in one layer, the cooking time should be about the same. If you are using two baking sheets/two oven racks, you might want to rotate halfway through cooking to make sure they cook evenly.

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      • kirstin November 14, 2012, 1:55 pm

        Thanks!

        Reply

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