Cranberry Apple Bacon Stuffed Acorn Squash (SCD, AIP)
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This sweet and savory stuffed acorn squash can be an enticing side dish for a holiday meal, or a satisfying main dish all by itself!
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup raw cranberries
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • 2 small acorn squashes, cut in half with seeds scooped out and discarded
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon for about 5 minutes or until crispy. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, leaving fat behind.
  3. Add apples, cranberries and raisins to pan and cook, stirring frequently, until fruit has begun to soften (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add broth and maple syrup or honey, if using, and cook until cranberries have all popped and a thick sauce has formed (about 8-10 minutes).
  5. Place squash halves in an ovenproof baking dish and spoon fruit mixture into the squash cavities, dividing evenly. Top with cooked bacon.
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until squash is tender.
Recipe by Gutsy By Nature at