Crock Pot Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Crock Pot Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

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I decided that this year I was going to stock my basement with squash for the winter. So I did. And I’ve been working my way through using them already…and I’ve determined this: they won’t last long. Why? Because I stinkin’ love squash, that’s why. I’m barreling through these babies like a crazy woman. No squash left behind! No squash left unturned! No squash for you!

Crock Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is an acorn squash – and I’m just guessing that it’s named that way because it looks like an…wait for it…acorn. Sometimes, I amaze myself at my intelligent deductive reasoning skills. Most of the time I’m wrong. Do you know how to spell assume? Well, that’s what you’ll be if you assume things…which happens to me on a regular basis. I know most of you totally missed that – so think on it a bit and then come back to my post. I’ll wait.

*Waiting*

But anyway, yeah. An acorn squash looks like an acorn. One squash will usually make two servings. Unless you’re a pansy…I find that I can eat most people under the table. BOOYA!

Crock Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

This dish is good to make the night before and cook overnight so you have a delightful breakfast of stuffed squash when you awaken. If you have crazy dreams at night about food while smelling food cooking, I would recommend crocking this in the basement or the garage. But not outside, unless you want every raccoon in the surrounding area showing up for a buffet at 2 a.m.

I think I love this dish so much because I get to put a huge pat of butter in each half. I love butter. And I actually ate my half with MORE BUTTER. Gosh, I love butter.

Crock Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

This delicacy is sprinkled with some yummy cinnamon “sugar”…and it gets nice and crusty and delicious when it crocks. Crock and roll, baby.

Am I the only one who mixes things up in their kids’ bowls?

Crock Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

You’re going to stuff each half with chopped apple, dried cranberries, and chopped nuts. Man, this dish is so good. Did I mention that? Then again, you could likely serve me dirt topped with apples, butter, cranberries, nuts, and cinnamon/sugar and I’d eat it. Cinnamon and ketchup cover a multitude of sins.

It looks so pretty now! But in the morning, it’s going to look like you set it on fire. It’s going to look like…

Crock Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

This. Yeah. A little disappointing considering how good it smells. Kinda like vanilla extract. It smells soooooooooo good and you think you can drink it. But no. It’s a dirty little trick. Thankfully, this smells good AND tastes good…no matter how it looks.

If you daub the top with a little yogurt and more cinnamon “sugar”, it makes it look downright appetizing. And not so burned. But really, it’s not burned at all. Just brown. And delicious. And buttery. Gosh, I love butter.

Crock Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.

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