Apple stuffed squash

    1 hour 30 min

    A delicious baked squash recipe. The wonderful combination of apples and Cheddar cheese is used to stuff acorn squash halves. Serve as a side dish with anything you fancy.

    75 people made this

    Makes: 6 squash halves

    • 3 acorn squash, halved and seeded
    • 30g block margarine
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 375g peeled, seeded and chopped Granny Smith apples
    • 70g golden raisins
    • 2 tablespoons light brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 170g Cheddar cheese, grated

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Place the squash onto a baking tray cut side down. Fill the baking tray with 1.25cm of water.
    2. Bake the squash in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Drain off any water remaining in the baking tray.
    3. While the squash is baking, melt the margarine in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and apple in the margarine until the onion has softened and turned translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a bowl to cool until the squash has finished baking.
    4. Once the squash is done, stir the raisins, light brown soft sugar, cinnamon and Cheddar cheese into the apple mixture. Turn the squash cut side up on the baking tray and fill with the apple mixture. Return the squash to the oven; bake until the filling is hot and the cheese has melted, about 15 minutes.


    If acorn squash is unavailable, substitute in butternut squash.

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    this was delicious. the cheese had me wondering, but it ended up making a gooey, tasty filling for the squash. only thing i will do different next time is to hit the squash with a bit of salt before i put the filling. great recipe!!  -  29 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family was delighted with the squash! I made a few changes in technique. I salted the squash, as another reviewer suggested and also flipped the squash, so that the acorn "bowl" was in the water. I soaked the raisins in 1/2 cup of hot apple juice and then added the apple juice to the apple mixture. Also, I scooped the squash from the acorn and added it to the apple mixture. It was delicious. My brother was literally scraping his acorn "bowl".  -  26 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent recipe, thanks for sharing. The only thing I changed was that I took the squash out and placed it in a baking dish. I made an indention in the center and placed the filling inside. Yummy.  -  05 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)