Rating: 3.61 stars
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9

An easy, healthy, savory side to any Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner! Preparing it in a slow cooker keeps you out of the kitchen while everyone is getting their food ready!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the squash, apples, cranberries, onion, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until the squash is tender and cooked through. Stir occasionally while cooking.

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Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fat 0.4g; sodium 6.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (99)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
This is so good, it's like dessert!!! My kids even loved it so much we didn't have any leftovers!! The only changes I made were to add an extra apple (5 total) and leave out the onion. Also, layer the squash (diced in small cubes) on the bottom with the apples (diced in large chunks) on top. Don't stir until right before serving in order to keep the apples from getting too mushy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2010
Tried this one for Christmas. It sounds delicious. I thought the spices overpowered the squash too much. Next time I would decrease the amount of nutmeg and possibly add more aquash and less apple to the dish to make it more about the aquash. A guest said it smelled and tasted like apple pie. Read More
(31)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
This is so good, it's like dessert!!! My kids even loved it so much we didn't have any leftovers!! The only changes I made were to add an extra apple (5 total) and leave out the onion. Also, layer the squash (diced in small cubes) on the bottom with the apples (diced in large chunks) on top. Don't stir until right before serving in order to keep the apples from getting too mushy. Read More
(125)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
I was skeptical about serving this dish for part of our Christmas dinner since I had never made it before but I was pleasantly surprised. In fact it turned out to be my favorite part of the meal. The only thing that I did differently was I only cooked it on high for about three hours and then turned it down to low until we were ready to eat. I think if I had left it on high the whole time the squash would have been too mushy. Thanks for posting a wonderful recipe! Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
Yummy fall side dish! I did make a few small changes. I omitted the onion and added 2 tablespoons honey instead. I cooked everything without the apples for about 6 hours on low. I then added the apples for an additional 2 hours on low. It was delicious and the squash and apples were evenly consistent in texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
Mine was done in 3 hours. It smelled heavenly as it cooked. I also added some maple syrup balsamic vinegar and a little melted butter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2009
This was alright. The squash and the apple mixed together beautifully and really complimented Christmas dinner...Something wasn't quite right about it though. If I make it again I will probably try it without the onion. Read More
(31)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2010
Tried this one for Christmas. It sounds delicious. I thought the spices overpowered the squash too much. Next time I would decrease the amount of nutmeg and possibly add more aquash and less apple to the dish to make it more about the aquash. A guest said it smelled and tasted like apple pie. Read More
(31)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2009
it was good but I think it would have been better if I had cooked it for less time--probably because I halved the recipe and cooked it in my small cooker. It was great to have the squash and apples combined. I think less cook time and sprinkle with candied pecans would be great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2009
This was really good. I added about 1/3 can of whole berry cranberry sauce and a little salt. We had it with baked ham. I used golden delicious apples. The apple got done a lot sooner than the squash. Next time I will try to choose an apple that holds it shape better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2011
After reading the other reviews I was hesitant about making this for Thanksgiving but it turned out very well. It was well received by everyone even my fussy eaters. I used Honeycrisp apples and put the squash on the bottom layer as suggested by others cutting the squash smaller than the apples. I didn't stir until the end. The texture was just fine with everything holding its shape. I left out the optional onions. I'm glad I tried this. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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