Apple & Cinnamon Squash Boats Recipe

Posted on Oct 11 2014 - 7:14pm by Susan Bewley

Apple & Cinnamon Squash Boats Recipe 2.2

Do you have certain recipes that are only made during the fall and winter? For us, this is about the only time I cook acorn squash. It usually isn’t something that is planned either, my husband will usually make the request when it starts getting a bit chillier outside while grocery shopping, leading to me coming home with two beautiful acorn squash and a small bag of granny smith apples. Really, it is one of the cheapest (and yummy) fall recipes made in our household!

Recently, my husband decided to make my traditional recipe while I was sick as a surprise. As always happens, we were out of about half the stuff we needed, so he started to improvise. While this can sometime lead to some…frightening creations, this time it turned into a recipe that may very well be better than my original acorn squash boat recipe! Since the recipe was so amazing, I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! I am pretty certain you are going to love it just as much as us!


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Apple & Cinnamon Squash Boats Recipe
A simple, easy to make acorn squash recipe that is a mix between dinner and dessert, with cinnamon and lime baked apples baked in the center of the squash. A new family favorite recipe!
Cuisine: vegetarian
Recipe type: dinner
  • 2-3 Granny Smith Apples (diced or cubed)
  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • 4 TBSP of melted butter
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 2 TBSP Water
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  1. ) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, with a very sharp knife cut the acorn squash in half longwise and clean out the center strings and seeds.
  2. ) Place the acorn squash face down on a pan or baking dish with a half-inch (or higher) lip or ledge. Fill the pan with one-quarter to one-half inch of water – this seals the squash, preventing them from drying out while the inside is cooking.
  3. ) Carefully place the pan in the oven, where you will be baking the acorn squash for 20 minutes.
  4. ) While the squash is baking, mix the melted butter and apples, making sure they are covered thoroughly with butter.
  5. ) Mix the brown sugar, lime juice, water, and cinnamon in with the apples. Make sure everything is coated evenly.
  6. ) Remove the baked acorn squash from the oven and very carefully flip the acorn squash so that the centers are facing up. Do not dump the water.
  7. ) Fill the center of each of the squash halves with the apple mixture. Once filled, very carefully move the pan back to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes.
  8. ) Once finished, let cool for 5 - 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm.



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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

295 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kricket Fountain October 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    This sounds yummy! Although I’ve NEVER thought of combining squash with apples and cinnamon, but those are two of my many favorite foods & my MOST favorite spice! I’ll have to come back and let you know how it turns out once I make it

  2. lisa October 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    That sounds delicious. I love squash but there are only so many ways to prepare it. I’m going to try this recipe this week.

    • Sara January 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      This food looks yummy and easy to make

  3. Penni October 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Believe it or not, I have actually never tried acorn squash! This recipe sounds (and looks) so delicious – I’m going to try it right away!

  4. Kathleen Kelly October 13, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I love acorn squash and this recipe looks really good! Thanks for sharing, I have saved the recipe!

  5. Susan Faatz October 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I love acorn squash and this recipe sounds very good.

  6. Katharine Cookman October 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply


  7. JACKIE PHIPPS October 14, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Sounds good but not sure I like squash

  8. Crystal October 15, 2014 at 12:22 am - Reply

    that sounds so yummy love squash

  9. christine October 15, 2014 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Thank you sounds yummy

  10. Sarah L October 15, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Those fall flavors would go well together. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. ellen beck October 15, 2014 at 3:23 am - Reply

    looks and sounds good for those who like the sweet squash vrsiom. the apples would add a nice variation.

  12. Margot C October 15, 2014 at 3:28 am - Reply

    I make something very much like that except I put raisin in it too!

  13. Esperanza Gailliard October 15, 2014 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Squash sounds very tasty. My mom would make all sorts of squash recipes when I was younger.

  14. James Robert October 15, 2014 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I remember my Grandma making this often but not like this recipe. Think she just used butter but this sounds great

  15. AwayGirl100 October 15, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

    We eat butternut squash all through the winter, but never tried acorn squash because i never knew what to do with it lol ty so much for sharing this! i KNOW my family will love it!

  16. Angela A Simmons October 15, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

    delicious recopies im getting hungry now lol

  17. Lisa R October 15, 2014 at 9:10 am - Reply

    What an interesting combination. i’m not too sure about what to say about this one until I try it

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  18. Jennifer Hiles October 15, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

    What a unique recipe! I love it. The presentation is perfect. They almost look to nice to eat!I’d like to try and make these for Thanksgiving.

  19. Lisa Kubin October 15, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I am not sure about this receipe. I love squash and I love apples and cinnamon but I don’t know about putting them together! I will have to give it a try and see!

  20. Sarah Matos October 15, 2014 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I would never have thought to pair these ingredients together. Sounds interesting.

  21. Lisa Brown October 15, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Hmmm….apples, cinnamon and squash, it may taste good.

  22. Cheryl Rahkonen October 15, 2014 at 11:24 am - Reply

    This sounds delicious. I have got to try it. I bake my acorn squash with apples and cranberry sauce but not all of my children like cranberry sauce so your recipe may something that they will like. Thank you!

  23. Maria Iemma October 15, 2014 at 11:58 am - Reply

    What a great fall dish! My family loves squash and we have an abundance of apples since we went apple picking last month

  24. Terri S October 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This sounds incredible! I am always looking for new recipes for squash. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  25. lisa October 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I picked up the ingredients and I’ll be trying this tonight. It should be good!

  26. Jo-Ann Brightman October 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I think that combining apples with squash is a good recipe and cinnamon just makes it better.

  27. Tammy Farrar October 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    wow those look fantastic i am impressed

  28. Shannon October 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    This sounds lovely! Thank you for sharing, I love to eat winter squash.

  29. Cupcake October 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    My 2 favorite things gonna have to give this a try.

  30. Stacey b October 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Yum! I Just picked up a couple acorn squashes at the store yesterday, I want to give this one a try!

  31. Stacey Roberson October 15, 2014 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    These look and sound delicious! And easy to make, too. I great, healthy dinner side.

  32. Deb E October 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Brown sugar and cinnamon really make this recipe I bet. So good for you too and crunchy with the apples.

  33. Elizabeth October 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    This Apple Cinnamon Squash Boat recipe looks & sounds delicious! Planning on making it real soon…I bet it will help make my husband a squash lover =)

  34. RANDY FULGHAM October 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply


  35. Pamela Gurganus October 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious! I love the flavor combinations and look forward to trying this. Such perfect fall food! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Sally Guenterberg October 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    looks easy and yummy

  37. Terri S October 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Sounds like an easy recipe…We love squash!

  38. Ingermaria Berryman October 16, 2014 at 12:38 am - Reply

    What an interesting mix. I can’t recall having squash before, but I love trying new vegetables, so I may try this recipe out. Sounds like a really good one for fall! Thank you.

  39. Ellora Bybee October 16, 2014 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Love squash and apples, definitely trying this.

  40. Deb E October 16, 2014 at 3:37 am - Reply

    This would be a good recipe for Thanksgiving if you don’t have too many people to feed.

  41. Mark Cook October 16, 2014 at 3:57 am - Reply

    This sounds soo delicious! I am going to try this out asap, thanks for sharing the recipe, cheers!

  42. Stephanie Mago-Eagle October 16, 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Those look really good.I am going to try these

  43. Yvette Figueroa October 16, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

    That looks and sounds awesome! I know what I will be making for Thanksgiving! Thank you!

  44. Shannon October 16, 2014 at 9:02 am - Reply

    This sounds so yummy. I love acorn squash recipes.

  45. Nichole Smith October 16, 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

    That looks really yummy! We make acorn squash about once a year, usually around fall like y’all. I’ve never done it with apples, usually just Maple syrup and lots of butter.

  46. Tracy Pryor October 16, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Looks yummy! My husband and I love squash. I’ll be trying this next time I go to the farmers market.

  47. Jennifer Rote October 16, 2014 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Interesting. Not sure I would try it though.

  48. essijay October 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This sounds awesome! I volunteered at an urban farm last year and took home my first ever acorn squash and had no idea what to do with it. Sure wish I’d seen this recipe then!

  49. Dorothy Teel October 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Cool, that your hubby came up with the original idea for this and that he went ahead and cooked, it, wonderful man. I think that this sounds great, my hubby is not into squash, but we may try this for Thanksgiving when my married sons and granddaughters come, they would love it, Printed and ready and waiting. Meanwhile can we borrow your hubby I have a bad headache and don’t feel like cooking…LOL

  50. lisa October 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I love squash because it has such a mild flavor and pairs well with different spices and foods. I haven’t tried acorn squash yet.

  51. Dawn Keenan October 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    My kids are not great squash lovers, but I bet I could get them to try this due to the apples. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  52. Jo-Ann Brightman October 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I like your husband’s recipe and I have never tried using lime juice instead of lemon juice.

  53. AwayGirl100 October 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I think the one ingredient that i had to read twice lol was lime juice! never used that before when using apples and can’t wait to see what flavor it gives them!

  54. Margot C October 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    You can do this with an Eggplant too; it’s good with apricots and sausage (sounds awful, but is good)

  55. Maria Iemma October 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I love squash and so do my kids, this is a sweet recipe.

  56. Heather NC October 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious … my mouth is watering looking at the pictures of this.

  57. Pamela Gurganus October 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I love fall foods.

  58. tamra gibson October 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    First of all how sweet of ur hubby and I sure can relate to being out of items needed so I do a little of adding this & that to. Everything sounds great as I read and look at it but I’m not a major fan of squash but it is something easy to try. Thanks for sharing

  59. Linda Short October 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I would eat this anytime! Squash and Apples? Yumo!

  60. Heather NC October 17, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    I like all the this recipe calls for! when are you sending over a dish for me 🙂

  61. Cindy B October 17, 2014 at 1:41 am - Reply

    I’ve never considered using squash as a food boat, great idea!

  62. Robin Wilson October 17, 2014 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I’ve never had acorn squash, but this and looks like a great recipe full of the flavors of Fall!

  63. Brenda Haines October 17, 2014 at 2:27 am - Reply

    What a great idea!

  64. Deb E October 17, 2014 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I wonder if you can do this recipe in a crock pot? The weather has cooled down so I can use the oven now without overheating the whole house.

  65. Mark Cook October 17, 2014 at 4:45 am - Reply

    this is a great idea for squash, i love it!

  66. Cynthia C October 17, 2014 at 7:44 am - Reply

    What a great fall dish. Apples and squash are a nice pairing. I make a side dish for Thanksgiving every year with sliced squash and apples that everyone loves.

  67. Shannon October 17, 2014 at 9:10 am - Reply

    I love how healthy this sounds. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  68. Deborah D October 17, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    This sure does look & sound delicious!

  69. Jo-Ann Brightman October 17, 2014 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I greatly appreciate the tip about the water sealing the squash so that it does not dry out.

  70. Jennifer Hiles October 17, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

    My husband has been asking me to make squash for awhile now. I want to make this for Thanksgiving but I’m thinking I should do a trial run first. Maybe this weekend. Looks so good!

  71. lisa October 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I always like to find new recipe ideas. Especially for vegetables that are in season.

  72. ellen beck October 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I just got a couple of acron squash the other day I might give your way a go siince everyone else likes them sweet. They do look good.

  73. Terri S October 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    I’m going this weekend to get the squash and apples so that I could make this recipe. It sounds so good!!

  74. Pamela Gurganus October 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I wonder if somehow I could adapt this recipe to my slow cooker? Hmm…

  75. ellen beck October 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I tried thses this evvening and they were really quite good and werent nearly as sweet as I thought they would be. They turned out nicely.

  76. Deb E October 18, 2014 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I’m not a real big fan of Granny Smith Apples and like to use a mixture so I’ll try the ones on sale this weekend. Apples are apples to me.

  77. Sarah L October 18, 2014 at 3:00 am - Reply

    Now I want some baked apples.

  78. Rust October 18, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

    This sounds like a delicious combination!

  79. RANDY FULGHAM October 18, 2014 at 8:04 am - Reply


  80. Deborah D October 18, 2014 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I love apples & squash.

  81. robyn donnelly October 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    The recipe looks and sounds good and definitely good for you. Will try this sometime. Thanks.

  82. Jo-Ann Brightman October 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    This is such a delicious recipe and I might make it soon with a little less sugar.

  83. Shannon October 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I love fall recipes. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  84. Debi H. October 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious! My husband doesn’t like squash though so I would have to blindfold him to get him to try it!

  85. Brenda Haines October 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Going to make these tomorrow, thanks.

  86. Robin Wilson October 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    This kind of recipe really makes me okay with the cold weather ahead!

  87. Maria Iemma October 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I am going to the farmer’s market tomorrow and I will certainly look for squash.

  88. Rhonda Martin October 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    This recipe came at a perfect time for me. I just got a box full of squash and was trying to figure out different recipes I could do to utilize them so they won’t go bad. This is one I’ve got to try. Thanks for posting. I’ve pinned it for later.

  89. ellen beck October 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    These tasted really good the other day I am planning on getting more squash to make more.

  90. Leila Emeric October 19, 2014 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Never would I have thought of that combination. Lol…will have to try this one day.

  91. tamra gibson October 19, 2014 at 12:19 am - Reply

    LOL I have been reading other people comments as well to get some tricks nd believe it or not I didn’t even know there were different kinds of squash. i saved your recipe on that site which by the way is so awesome because trying to go bk thru book never worked for me.My daughter in law likes to cook different things and when i told her about this she assured me that on her next visit she could make this and that i would love it.

  92. Deb E October 19, 2014 at 12:49 am - Reply

    With all the carrots I’ve been eating and now with this squash, I’ll definitely be getting my vitamin A for a while. So nutrition and easy to make too.

  93. Deborah D October 19, 2014 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Looks really yummy!!

  94. Pamela Gurganus October 19, 2014 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I have this on the menu for the upcoming week! Can’t wait!

  95. Shannon October 19, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

    This sounds really good. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

  96. Jo-Ann Brightman October 19, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I was thinking that to change this completely to a dessert all I would have to do is take some of the brown sugar out of the inside and mix it with butter and flour to make a crumb topping.

  97. Terri S October 19, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I love, Love, LOVE squah!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  98. lisa October 19, 2014 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I love reading and trying new recipes. Especially something that’s healthy. I am a junk food lover.

  99. Jane Ritz October 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    This squash recipe sounds awesome. We always had winter squash as a child. My Mom had many delicious recipes for all kinds of squash.

  100. Angela W October 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    This looks so good. I love squash and this recipe is another way I can cook it. Can’t wit to try it

  101. Tina F October 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    wow thisis quite the interesting combination I am not sure I would have ever come up with this combo

  102. Caroline Wampler October 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I eat a lot of vegetarian dishes so this is perfect for me!

  103. Leila Emeric October 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I have never tried this type of squash. I pass them by because I don’t know how to pick them. Lol. Have to google it because I keep seeing this recipe and want to try it.

  104. ellen beck October 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    These ooks so good yoour really did a great job with this recipe.

  105. Sarah L October 20, 2014 at 12:53 am - Reply

    I like using the lime juice – would keep the apples from turning brown.

  106. Brenda Haines October 20, 2014 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Made em, ate em and love em!

  107. jessi gonzalez October 20, 2014 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Simple ingredients…I like that:) looks rather tasty!

  108. Deb E October 20, 2014 at 1:45 am - Reply

    I like how inexpensive and easy these are to make. Good hubby recipe for sure.

  109. Shannon October 20, 2014 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I always see these in the store and wanted recipes to make with them.

  110. June S. October 20, 2014 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I like eating squash of any type, and this recipe sounds very good to me. I am going to make this for my daughter and myself to eat-

  111. Lisa diaz October 20, 2014 at 7:51 am - Reply

    This looks so good! I’m definitely gonna have to make this soon 🙂

  112. Stephanie Mago-Eagle October 20, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    These look so good and look like they are easy to make

  113. Linda Short October 20, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Sounds, and looks, yumo!

  114. Murry October 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Squash are going on sale this wednesday. I’ll pick some up and try it this week.

  115. lisa October 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    The brown sugar really gives this dish a nice flavor.And, it’s healthy. Even kids will like it.

  116. Maria Iemma October 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Squash apples and cinnamon is a win win combination

  117. Diana Scholz October 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I have always been a person to give all foods a try and not just decided for no reason that i did not like something. WELL i did that with squash, and FINALLY this year i have decided to give it a try AND i am so sad that i did not do so earlier! Love it and i have been looking for recipes now! Thank you for sharing

  118. Holly Finnegan October 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I’d like to try this with Butternut Squash. Looks yummy!!!

  119. Birdiebee October 20, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I have never seen a recipe like this before. This looks so delicious.

  120. Deborah D October 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I need to find this squash.

  121. Terri S October 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    This is delicious! I love anything with apples.

  122. Pamela Gurganus October 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I know my husband will absolutely love this!

  123. Shannon October 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I love winter squash.

  124. Shannon October 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I love winter squash. Have a sweet day.

  125. ellen beck October 20, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    This looks deliciious thanks for sharing this recipe. Squash is good for you.

  126. Brandy White Buneta October 21, 2014 at 12:32 am - Reply

    love squash & apple but never thought about putting th two together

  127. Leila Emeric October 21, 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  128. Deb E October 21, 2014 at 2:49 am - Reply

    I think I would scoop out the squash for the kiddos. The younger ones might have a real hard time eating it and it might end up flying (or sailing since it’s a boat!) across the room, lol.

  129. Maria Iemma October 21, 2014 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Yummy and delicious recipe for a nice fall evening.

  130. Murry October 21, 2014 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Tastes great. Although I used Fuji apples.

  131. lisa October 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I wonder if this recipe would work with other types of squash too. I think this might be a bit more firm than yellow squash.

  132. Terri S October 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to make this again. It was so delicious.

  133. JoAnn Brightman October 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I love making a squash and apple recipe on these cooler weather days

  134. ellen beck October 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I am on a squash kick- something else that would bbe good with the apples is add some bacon and eliminate the cinnamon. Bacon makes everything better 🙂

  135. Pamela Gurganus October 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    It was really sweet of your husband to cook for you while you were sick!

  136. Mark Cook October 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    yup delicious, i just made them, great halloween recipe.

  137. Leila Emeric October 22, 2014 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Thank you for all you do. Great recipes.

  138. McKnight October 22, 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

    I am definitely going to try this!

  139. Deb E October 22, 2014 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Great timing for this recipe. The grocery ads have apples on sale and fall veggies are soon to follow I’m sure.

  140. Evelyn Goettner October 22, 2014 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Oh yum! Looks delicious!! I love squash especially in the winter. It’s healthy, delicious and you can do so much with it. Thanks for sharing!

  141. Maria Iemma October 22, 2014 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Great recipe. I like to serve different types of squash to my family. The spaghetti squash is delicious too.

  142. Shannon October 22, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe with us.

  143. lisa October 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    This is just the right sized portion to be a filling meal. Not too heavy and tasty.

  144. Terri S October 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    This is a perfect fall dish. Thank you for sharing.

  145. Pamela Gurganus October 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome!

  146. Leila Emeric October 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I like that the recipe does not make a lot. My family are picky eaters and are very hesitant to try anything new. Lol.

  147. judy maharrey October 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Sou ds delicious! Will try to make soon.

  148. ellen beck October 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    There is so much you can make with acorn squash it is one of my favorites for sure.

  149. Susan S., TN October 23, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Have to be honest, this would probably be the last recipe I would try. If it had been Apple & Cinnamon anything else I would be on board. Just no one in my home that likes squash & I dont think I could trick my boys into it. But I do know people that like squash & I will be happy to share this recipe w/ them. They will probably love.. Thanks for sharing!!!

  150. Deb E October 23, 2014 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I bet this would taste great with just a touch of pure maple syrup. Sounds good to me anyway.

  151. Evelyn Goettner October 23, 2014 at 5:14 am - Reply

    Looks yummy! I love trying new recipes!

  152. Shannon October 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    This sounds so yummy. I love winter squash recipes. Thank you for posting!

  153. Deborah D October 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    very good recipe!

  154. lisa October 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    I would like to see some other recipes using squash. I’m running out of things to say.

  155. Jennifer Hiles October 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I love fall foods. Everything about fall (except that it leads to winter) is wonderful. This looks so delicious. I still haven’t had the chance to make it yet but I will!

  156. Terri S October 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    This recipe is so amazingly good. Thank you for sharing it.

  157. Rhonda Martin October 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I think this was an awesome recipe. I added a little bit of nutmeg but other than that I went right by this recipe. It is one I will definitely make again.

  158. Maria Iemma October 23, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    This recipe is delicious and would be a great addition to a Thanksgiving menu

  159. Sarah L October 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I like eating with the seasons and this is a great fall dish.

  160. ellen beck October 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I think my family tinks I have an acorn squash addiction now- these turmed out great and are so very versitile!

  161. tamra gibson October 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Shucks my daughter in law had planned to come down and make these but her work schedule wouldn’t allow it this weekend so hopefully soon. Even though my hubby would never eat any of the main ingredients he does and continues to stay true to Granny Smith apples so we will save him some of those lol

  162. Leila Emeric October 24, 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

    I love squash in soups but have never tried just baking them like this.

  163. Deb E October 24, 2014 at 4:10 am - Reply

    They had the long zucchini squash on sale today and I was tempted to make “long” boats, but I’ll save that recipe for later.

  164. Evelyn Goettner October 24, 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Looks so good!! I really love squash. Going to give this recipe a try.

  165. RANDY FULGHAM October 24, 2014 at 6:59 am - Reply

    i have yet to try this–but i will very soon…-thanks for sharing

  166. Shannon October 24, 2014 at 11:22 am - Reply

    This sounds like a great recipe. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

  167. Jennifer Hiles October 24, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I really like how inexpensive this dish is to make. Perfect for get togethers.

  168. Dana Stargazer Truitt October 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    re they easy to mass produce..meaning make a bunch!?

    • Daniel Bewley October 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Dana,

      Yes, making them is pretty much the same amount of effort whether you’re opening 1 squash or 5. The limiting factor is really how many will fit in the oven at once! You’d just have to adjust the recipe, since the ingredient list should comfortably fill two squash (so four halves).

      Happy cooking!

  169. Rhonda Martin October 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    It’s getting cold here in Maine and I like serving warm comfort food on cold rainy days. We have lots of squash to use up so I think I’m going to make this again tonight. Thanks so so much for sharing this recipe.

  170. Maria Iemma October 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I made it for the first time yesterday and it was delicious/. It will be a repeat recipe for us.

  171. lisa October 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I would add some nut to this too. Maybe walnuts or pecans.

  172. Adriane October 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Sounds delicious – going to give it a trY!

  173. Terri S October 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I’m having family over for dinner this weekend and I’m going to make this for them. I loved it.

  174. Susan Broughton October 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I am not much of a squash person myself but this recipe sounds like it would be really healthy.

  175. ellen beck October 24, 2014 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    These would alo be good if you added say bacon or ham and they could be a complete meal. We love squash!

  176. Leila Emeric October 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I will be making this with my sister in law over the holidays since my son refuses to try it. He is 14. Lol.

  177. Deb E October 25, 2014 at 3:41 am - Reply

    I don’t use butter but I would sub the butter with some healthy oil like coconut or a nice pistachio flavored olive oil I have.

  178. Evelyn Goettner October 25, 2014 at 6:28 am - Reply

    I really love squash. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  179. Maria Iemma October 25, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Love easy and delicious recipes, apple, cinnamon and squash is a great combination.

  180. Diane Elizabeth October 25, 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I have a lot of acorn squash from my garden this year, so I’m looking for new recipes. This looks yummy, thank you!

  181. RANDY FULGHAM October 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply


  182. Shannon October 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    This sounds wonderful. I love winter veggie recipes.

  183. Kristen October 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I don’t really like squash but this looks like a great recipe to make for my little girl when she starts to eat big girl food 🙂

  184. Deborah D October 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Your husband sure knows how to bake!

  185. lisa October 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    So many recipes to try! I see things that sound good. What to try first?

  186. Jennifer Hiles October 25, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I was wondering if you could use different kinds of squash? Does it have to be acorn squash?

  187. Angela A Simmons October 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    wow that looks good, I always wondered how you cooked squash. the only recipe i know is with eggplant

  188. Terri S October 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    This is a wonderful recipe. It is a nice alternative for squash.

  189. Deb E October 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I just got some brand new spices so I’m going to add to the cinnamon in this. I think nutmeg would taste great too, just a pinch though.

  190. ellen beck October 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I have made a variation of these 3 times siince seeing this post. I beed to get more squash!

  191. Jenny Ham October 25, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    That actually sounds really good thanks for sharing.

  192. Elicia P October 25, 2014 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Was thinking of using my squash tomorrow for dinner. This is it!

  193. Sherri Burgan October 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Very interesting combination, I may have to try it

  194. Leila Emeric October 26, 2014 at 1:00 am - Reply

    When I think of Squash I think of Fall and cold weather. Thanks.

  195. Cristy Ridey October 26, 2014 at 3:53 am - Reply

    These look really yummy and easy to make!

  196. Evelyn Goettner October 26, 2014 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Yum apples & squash together sound delish!

  197. Deborah D October 26, 2014 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Yum yum yum!!

  198. Shannon October 26, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    This sounds really yummy. Thank you for sharing.

  199. Faith October 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    sounds delicious AND love the photo

  200. lisa October 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I love yellow squash. The flavor reminds me of corn on the cob.

  201. Jo-Ann Brightman October 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I think that your husband came up with a wonderful recipe – certainly a keeper.

  202. Birdiebee October 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious as well as much healthier than other dessert recipes. I love squash and cinnamon so I think this would fit the bill.

  203. Maria Iemma October 26, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    This is a wonderful Thanksgiving recipe.

  204. ellen beck October 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    This really is a terrific recipe. I bought more acorn squash and am going to try this also using butternut too.

  205. Deb E October 27, 2014 at 1:51 am - Reply

    I have some yummy cranberries I’ll add to this recipe and it should brighten up the color, as well as make it tart and sweet.

  206. Cristy Ridey October 27, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply

    A great recipe with few ingredients & healthy.

  207. Evelyn Goettner October 27, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I’m really excited to try this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious!

  208. Shannon October 27, 2014 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. This sounds great.

  209. Jennifer Hiles October 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I love that it’s easy to make a whole bunch of these. Such a great fall recipe!

  210. lisa October 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I wonder how many varieties of squash there are? I never liked it until I was an adult.

  211. Jo-Ann Brightman October 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    The combination of acorn squash and apples is always good.

  212. Gwen Hawes October 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    This looks lovely! Usually I only cut the acorn squash in half, put butter in the middles and bake.

  213. melisa October 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea, and I really like the presentation. I’ve not combined the sweet with the squash for my family as of yet.

  214. Terri S October 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Everyone loved this recipe when I made it this weekend. Thank you for sharing it.

  215. Maria Iemma October 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Delicious recipe to enjoy with the family.

  216. Terri S October 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I love this recipe. It is very good. Thank you.

  217. Deborah D October 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    This is so good

  218. ellen beck October 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    So many great variations you can do with squash. Acorn squash is one of my favorites!

  219. Leila Emeric October 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you for teaming up with the buydig giveaway and giving us the extra chances to win.

  220. tamra gibson October 28, 2014 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I have always heard to never go grocery shopping while hungry well I think you may need to warn us all not to read your recipes while hungry lol. It’s after midnight right now and I would love to be eating this right now

  221. Diane Elizabeth October 28, 2014 at 12:19 am - Reply

    I’m looking forward to trying this one, thanks for sharing!

  222. Lori Whatley October 28, 2014 at 1:07 am - Reply

    We’ve not tried it with cut apples before, used apple jelly and cinnamon. It works with butternut squash too. Makes the house smell wonderful

  223. Deb E October 28, 2014 at 3:07 am - Reply

    I have some very small squash and lemon juice instead of lime juice but I’m ready to make and bake them up. Can’t wait.

  224. Evelyn Goettner October 28, 2014 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to try!

  225. Megan Filzen October 28, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    MMMMM!!!!! I have got to try this delicious piece of HEAVEN!

  226. Murry October 28, 2014 at 11:12 am - Reply

    So easy I can make them!

  227. Shannon October 28, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    This sounds great. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  228. Jennifer Hiles October 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I was wondering if you could use any other kinds of fruit. Pear is what I had in mind. I’m not sure how that would taste, maybe even mixing one in to see?

    • Daniel Bewley October 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Mixing them in seems like a good idea – they might have too subtle of a flavor on their own, but with the apples? I bet it would be very tasty indeed!

  229. Sarah L October 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I’d add some fresh grated ginger to the apple mixture.

    • Daniel Bewley October 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for the idea actually, that does sound wonderful! I’ll have to try it next time.

  230. DanetteDW October 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I am always looking for something new and easy to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe I will try this one.

  231. Gwen Hawes October 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Great! Especially when you’ve just picked the squash from your own garden:-)

  232. Stephanie Larison October 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Confession…I’ve never had squash in my life! It looks really good tho, and my daughter loved it as a baby. I definitely need to try it.

  233. Susan Broughton October 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a really yummy recipe. I am going to keep it so I can give it a try during Thanksgiving holidays.

  234. Cynthia Phillips October 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    This so delicious!!!

  235. tamra gibson October 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    So I am going back and forth with this recipe and I am thinking I bet it would taste great with pears, sweet potatoes and honey plus some of that Kashi cereal. LOL I didn’t mean to change your recipe I was just thinking and sometimes that’s dangerous 🙂

  236. Sue E October 29, 2014 at 3:02 am - Reply

    The apples & cinnamon sound great, but I don’t know why, I cannot stand squash!! I have tried it a few times as an adult, but nothings changed from when I was a kid. I can’t even touch the stuff. I’m sure this is a great recipe – just not for me. SORRY!!

  237. ashlee October 29, 2014 at 3:53 am - Reply

    This looks interesting, definitely will try!

  238. Evelyn Goettner October 29, 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Would be a great holiday recipe!

  239. Dena Furgason October 29, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    This is a great recipe and I will be trying it tonight with dinner! Thank You!

  240. Shannon October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    This sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  241. Pamela Gurganus October 29, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I’m making this again this week! I shared this recipe with my Mom and they loved it too! 🙂

  242. Deb E October 29, 2014 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I bet this also tastes delish on the grill, wrapped in foil. Worth a try anyway.

  243. Alicia October 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Looks good. I am always looking for something new to serve on the side at Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe.

  244. Jennifer Hiles October 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Recipe posts always make me so hungry. It’s the pictures that really do me in!

  245. Amanda Aspling October 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious. I’m always looking for new recipes to try especially great ways to get my kids to eat their veggies.

  246. Terri S October 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Great squash recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  247. Karen Jaras October 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    This sounds like an amazing combination and very yummy.

  248. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) October 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    These look great! I’ve never mixed apple with squash but with the cinnamon it sure does sound delicious!

  249. Kathleen Kelly October 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I saved this recipe into Ziplist and I will be trying this recipe for sure!! Thank you!

    • Daniel Bewley October 29, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kelly! We hope you love it too!

  250. lisa October 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    This recipe is healthy and the perfect blend of flavors. It doesn’t get much better than this.

  251. Lily Kwan October 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  252. tamra gibson October 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Here I am again just thinking of ways to alter or come up with more recipes from your already flawless recipe. lol I don’t know why but the thought of eggs, sausage,potatoes and cheese stuffed in their also sounds yummy to me 🙂

  253. ellen beck October 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I made acorn squash this evening and pt bacon and maple syrup in them- pretty good- I would have tried the apple but didnt have any around.

  254. David Smith October 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks really good. I love cinnamon and apple but I don’t remember if I have ever has acorn squash before. This would probably work well with just about any squash too.

  255. Alicia Arsenault October 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Looks incredibly yummy! Definitely need to try this recipe out. I’m not usually big on squash but I think this might just make me change my ind on squash.

  256. carrie ivy October 29, 2014 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Looks really yummy

  257. Brad m October 29, 2014 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    I am not sure if I would like this or not. I never had acorn squash before so that is why I would be hesitant on this recipe.

  258. Heather NC October 29, 2014 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    I am not a fan of squash but I have family members who love squash

  259. Sarah L October 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Got the squash today, have the apples. Will make it tomorrow.

  260. TrippyCusp93 October 29, 2014 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Yum! I’ve never had squash before, but this looks like a delicious and easy recipe to put together. I also love that it’s healthy and pretty low-calorie. I think even if I ended up not liking the squash, I would have no problem eating the cinnamon apples! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  261. Michael Lambert October 29, 2014 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I never thought to put these together but sounds really good. Sounds pretty healthy too.

  262. Elicia P October 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Made these the other night. YUMMY, thanks for the recipe.

  263. Connie November 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I was gifted 2 acorn squash and wasn’t sure how I would prepare them. Thanks for the yummy sounding recipe. I think I’ll give this a try.

  264. DD March 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I would’ve never thought to combine squash with apples and cinnamon. It certainly sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this.

  265. Rita Corey March 22, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Definitely got to try this. I’m always looking for new recipes to add veggies to our meals and I think the family will like this one.

  266. Linda Manns Linneman June 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    My family loves acorn squash. This sounds like a great recipe for my gang. Thank you so much for sharing

  267. john hutchens August 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I really like acorn squash but can find very few recipes. This one looks very good. Thanks for the recipe.

  268. Marie Lowther September 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I’ll have to share this recipe with my mother-in-law. I’m sure she will love it! thank you

  269. Barrie September 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I love acorn squash and just purchased one from Aldi’s yesterday. I love how simple this recipe is…sounds great!

  270. Crafty Nunn October 27, 2016 at 8:06 am - Reply

    These look absolutely wonderful. i can’t wait to try them.

  271. monique s May 13, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I really enjoy squash. I have only tried savory recipes and this more sweet variety looks really fun and tasty

  272. Maryann D. July 2, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    My daughter and I would really like these Apple & Cinnamon Squash Boats. It is a unique and fun recipe to make!

  273. vickie couturier September 22, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    my son and his wife dont eat meat or dairy products,so this would be perfect for me to fix for them

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