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Almond Cranberry Squash Bake

When my husband and I visit family in North Dakota, I bring along the ingredients to make this casserole. It gets rave reviews every time I make it. —Ronica Skarphol Brownson, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 cups mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the squash, 2 tablespoons butter, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Stir cranberry sauce until softened; spoon over squash.
  • Combine the almonds, brown sugar and remaining butter; sprinkle over cranberry sauce.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Jan 4, 2016

    I really liked the idea of this dish - squash and cranberries are my two favorite autumn foods. I think the reason it didn't taste as well as I'd hoped was that my cranberry sauce wasn't very sweet at all - it was rather bitter compared to most. Overall, I thought the recipe was pretty good and would make a good holiday side dish but I think it might need just a little tweaking.

  • spiker1
    Oct 23, 2013

    The family loved this!

  • SherylCY
    Dec 1, 2012

    The recipe sounded a bit strange when I first read it, however I wanted something other than the traditional sweet potatoes for our Thanksgiving dinner. Fortunately I settled on this recipe and everyone loved it. I too would cut down a bit on the sugar and use 1/8th tsp. of allspice in place of the 1/4 tsp of allspice. The dish was colorful in addition to being very tasty. I look forward to making it again.

  • schneelochn2
    Nov 25, 2012

    This is a wonderful recipe. It gets rave reviews every time I make it. I cut back on the amount of butter to make it healthier, it's not needed.The flavors from the spices make this dish such a delight. This has become a traditional dish for my family at Thanksgiving. Such pretty colors it adds to the table.

  • blizzard6
    Nov 19, 2012

    This is my favorite way to fix butternut squash now. Everyone loves it.

  • 4laney
    Nov 5, 2012

    It was delicious and everyone loved it!

  • scrapo
    Jan 26, 2012

    good a bit sweet will decrease sugar just a little bit next time

  • ziabakes
    Nov 17, 2011

    I made this with Acorn Squash and it was very good! This is a yummy winter time dish.

  • missy.a.d
    Nov 29, 2010

    this was a big hit at thanksgiving dinner. i did add some granny smith apples to the squash. it was real good

  • scarden
    Nov 22, 2010

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