Baked Acorn Squash with Caramelized Apples, Pecans, and Onions Recipe

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Baked Acorn Squash with Caramelized Apples, Pecans, and Onions Recipe

If you want to level-up this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, here’s a side dish that’s a crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to make and it’s healthy too. Check out our baked acorn squash recipe.

How To Make Baked Acorn Squash with Caramelized Apples, Pecans, and Onions

This baked acorn squash recipe serves enough for four people and the best part about it, is that it's a side dish that will go well with any meaty dish on Thanksgiving.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 13 mins
Total: 1 hr 33 mins


  • 4 acorn squash
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cup apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 3 tsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Scrub the squash, half lengthwise, and scoop out and discard seeds.
  3. In large skillet, melt 3 tbsp of the butter over medium high heat.

  4. Add the onions, apples, and brown sugar and sauté until the onions and apples are slightly caramelized.
  5. Add the walnuts and raisins and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the squash halves and dot with remaining butter.
  8. Place in a baking dish with about ½-inch of hot water in the bottom of dish.

  9. Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove foil, and bake an additional 30 minutes.
  11. Let squash rest for about 10 minutes before serving.


  • Sugar: 49g
  • :
  • Calcium: 199mg
  • Calories: 601kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 103g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 1848mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Vitamin A: 2258IU
  • Vitamin C: 55mg
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