Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Yield: 8 Servings

4 Acorn Squash

1 Cup Pumpkin Butter

1 Stick Unsalted Butter

1/2 Cup Diced Onion

3 Cups Cubed Day Old Artisanal Bread

1 1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Whole Cranberries

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Pink Peppercorn

1/2 Cup Vermont Maple Sugar

1/2 Cup Turbinado Sugar

1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock

Our Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash makes every meal seem like a celebration. In fact, this recipe IS a celebration of the fall harvest. From the squash itself, to the fresh cranberries and onions, nothing could celebrate the harvest as well as this does. But we've taken it even further by adding our Pumpkin Butter to the composition. This will definitely draw rave reviews from your guests!


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Cut squash in half lengthwise. Spread bottom of each with 1-2 tablespoons pumpkin butter and set aside.


Melt butter in a large sauté pan placed over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they are transparent. Meanwhile, place bread, cranberries, salt, sugars, and walnuts in a large mixing bowl. Pour butter and onion mixture over the top and toss together until butter has soaked into the bread. Scoop ½ cup of mixture into the center of each squash. Pour ¼ cup stock over the top of each.


Place stuffed squash on baking sheet, cover with foil, and bake on center rack of oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Vanilla Bean
Sea Salt

Sweet, yet salty, our Vanilla

Bean Sea Salt makes a rich

and flavorful addition to both sweet

and savory dishes. Try a little on chicken, vegetables, or salads. Use it as a finishing salt to create an extra layer of flavor in breads, pastries – even cocktails!

Vanilla Bean Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper.
They are the fruit of a Brazilian tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns From MorningStar Kitche
Pumpkin Pie Spice
We've gone the extra mile in
creating this blend for Home
Chefs. It is sure to turn your
pumpkin pies into something extraordinary. But don't stop with pies! Use this with all your pumpkin creations, from muffins, breads and cakes, to cheesecakes, puddings and more. 
Pumpkin Pie Spice from MorningStar Kitchen
Vermont Maple
Made by boiling pure maple
syrup until only granules
remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet and savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide! 
Seville Orange
Used by Scandinavian chefs
as a seasoning for game and 
poultry dishes, sauces, wines and liqueurs, our Seville Orange Peel is a must-have for any adventurous Home Chef. Use as the Scandinavians do, and add it to breads, cakes, cookies, too. 
Seville Orange Peel from MorningStar Kitchen