Baked Squash Stuffed with Homemade Applesauce

Yield:  4 servings

2 small sweet dumpling squash or acorn squash, scrubbed, halved and seeded

Salt and pepper

4 Tbsp butter

1/3 cup homemade applesauce (My recipe for homemade applesauce is here.)


Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Line a baking sheet with foil.

Lay the squash halves on the foil, skin side down.  Sprinkle the squash liberally with salt and pepper. Put 1 Tablespoon of butter into each cavity.  Flip the squash over so that the skin side is up and roast for 45 minutes.  Test the squash for doneness with a fork.  Remove from the oven.

Flip the squash over and fill each cavity with 1/3 cup homemade applesauce.  Return the squash to the oven for 15 more minutes.  

Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

Note:  My squash were done after 45 minutes so I did not put the squash back in the oven after filling them with applesauce.  I did not add the sprinkle of cinnamon because I forgot!  They turned out super without the extra time in the oven and the sprinkle of cinnamon.

Store bought applesauce could be used but I am really partial to homemade!