Roasted Squash & Apples with Dried Cherries & Pepitas


For this easy roasted side dish recipe, pick apples that hold their shape when cooked--Pink Lady, Braeburn and Winesap are good choices. If you can't find acorn squash, substitute butternut instead.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
5 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)

  • 2 medium apples

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup dried cherries

  • ¼ cup toasted pepitas


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Halve squash and scoop out the seeds. Core apples. Cut the squash and apples into 1-inch wedges. Whisk oil, cinnamon, allspice, coriander, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the squash and apples and toss to coat. Spread on the prepared pan.

  3. Roast until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve topped with dried cherries and pepitas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
12g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Vitamin A 650IU 13%
Vitamin C 17mg 18%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 78mg 18%
Potassium 526mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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