Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe


Notes:

• This is only a portion for two people, so use a small slow cooker. If you want to make more – say for your entire family – double or triple the recipe (depending on how many servings you would like) and use a larger slow cooker.

• If you would like to know how to easily cut open an acorn squash, simply click here for directions. Hubby figured it out years ago and it makes splitting open an acorn squash easy-peasy!

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Ingredients:

• 1 Acorn Squash, large
• ½ cup Apple Juice (you can substitute water if you do not have apple juice)
• 2 tsp Cinnamon
• 2 TBSP Butter
• 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
• ¼ cup Walnut Pieces
• ¼ cup Maple Syrup (or as desired)

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Mise en Place:

Slow Cooker
Parchment Paper or Non-stick Spray
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Knife
Mallet
• Cutting Board
• Spooon
• Bowl

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Directions:

• Wash the acorn squash and cut in half, vertically.
• Using a spoon, scoop out inner seeds and strings and dispose of them.

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


• Cut each half of the acorn squash into quarters.
• Line your slow cooker pot with parchment paper or spray with a non-stick spray.
• Pour in the apple juice.
• Place acorn squash quarters into the slow cooker pot.

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


• Season with cinnamon.
• Cut the butter into pieces and add it to the slow cooker pot.
• Add the brown sugar.

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


• Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or until the squash is very tender.
• Remove the acorn squash pieces and with a spoon, scrap the meat off the peel of the squash, place in a bowl.
• Add a few tablespoons of the cooking juices into the squash and mash together.
• Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


• Place into a serving bowl and garnish with the walnut pieces and drizzled maple syrup.
• Serve immediately.


Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe

This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours
Total Time: 4 Hours 10 Minutes

Crust and Crumble Ingredients:

1 Acorn Squash, large
½ cup Apple Juice
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 TBSP Butter
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
¼ cup Walnut Pieces
¼ cup Maple Syrup

Directions:

• Wash the acorn squash and cut in half, vertically.
• Using a spoon, scoop out inner seeds and strings and dispose of them.
• Cut each half of the acorn squash into quarters.
• Line your slow cooker pot with parchment paper or spray with a non-stick spray.
• Pour in the apple juice.
• Place acorn squash quarters into the slow cooker pot.
• Season with cinnamon.
• Cut the butter into pieces and add it to the slow cooker pot.
• Add the brown sugar.
• Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or until the squash is very tender.
• Remove the acorn squash pieces and with a spoon, scrap the meat off the peel of the squash, place in a bowl.
• Add a few tablespoons of the cooking juices into the squash and mash together.
• Season to taste with salt and pepper.
• Place into a serving bowl and garnish with the walnut pieces and drizzled maple syrup.
• Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe. This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.


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How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree


This easy to put together Halloween cupcake tree is fabulous for your Halloween party or get-together. The cupcake stand is simple to dress up, and the cupcakes take hardly any time at all to decorate, yet everyone will think this easy-peasy snack/decor tree took you hours to put together. Nothing could be further from the truth!!

If you are interested in some more “spooky” Halloween treats, try these:

Mummy Cookies Recipe – super simple “scary” Halloween cookie!

Spider Cookies Recipe – creepy-crawlies never tasted so good! These “spooky” spider cookies are a huge hit with kids, and adults!

“Spooky” Spider Treats Recipe – that aren’t really spooky at all.

Candy Apple Pumpkins Recipe – if you are hosting a Halloween party or brings in treats for an after-school functions, these Candy Apple Pumpkins are Jack o’Lantern scary.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


Halloween Cupcake Tree Materials:

• 24 Baked Cupcakes (23 if using the stand shown) using orange and/or black cupcake liners
4B Star Tip
• Frosting Bag
• Spatula
Cupcake Stand
• Spiderweb
Cupcake Wrappers

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Candy. Lots of different candy!

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Orange frosting: I used this recipe: Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (one batch) with a TON of orange colorant (enough so your frosting is vibrant orange, not peachy) + ½ tablespoon of meringue powder

Notes:

Meringue powder will stiffen to your frosting. If you are transporting and the frosting is touched, instead of smearing, the frosting will just dent (once dry)
• You do not want to frost these heavily or to the ends. The cake tree is wrapped in a spiderweb, and you want to avoid getting frosting on it. A 4B star tip was used to frost these cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcake Tree Directions:

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Wrap your cake tree in spiderweb; set aside.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Assemble your Cupcake Wrappers and set them aside for a moment.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Insert a 4B Star Tip into the end of a pastry bag.
• Load the pastry bag with orange frosting.
• Frost the cupcakes (three swirls is plenty, try not to over-frost).

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Place frosted cupcakes into cupcake wrappers.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Decorate frosted cupcakes with candy. You will want some high candy standing up (like the pixie sticks and dumdum pops), some low (like the gummy snacks and candy corn). You can remove candy from the wrappers, or leave the candy wrapped. Do not unwrap malted balls or other chocolate.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• You can decorate all at once before placing the cupcakes into the tree, or do them one-by-one. If you do them all at once, count the cupcakes per row and stagger the heights accordingly. You want the taller ones on the bottom, a little less tall next shelf, shorter on the top, and maybe one very tall item at the very top. If you decorate a cupcake and place it on the tree, you can easily see what height should come next. You can also have them less “matchy.”

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• The tree in this tutorial was done all at once. However, my niece has done this tree many times over the years, so she knew exactly what heights for the candies. If it is your first time making this Halloween Cupcake Tree, I would suggest the one-by-one approach.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• And that’s it. It took about 45 minutes to do this fun little Halloween cupcake tree, and that includes the cupcake baking time!! A fast, easy way to dress up a Halloween party table.


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How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake


This is a fun Halloween sweet-treat great for your next Halloween party or function. If someone has a Halloween birthday, this would be a fun one. Honestly? You could adapt this for any birthday simply by changing the color of the frosting and writing “Happy Birthday” on the top. If doing this, see my note below about the cake writer (i.e., use one that will not run).

If you are interested in some “spooky” Halloween treats, try these:

Mummy Cookies Recipe – super simple “scary” Halloween cookie!

Spider Cookies Recipe – creepy-crawlies never tasted so good! These “spooky” spider cookies are a huge hit with kids, and adults!

“Spooky” Spider Treats Recipe – that aren’t really spooky at all.

Candy Apple Pumpkins Recipe – if you are hosting a Halloween party or brings in treats for an after-school functions, these Candy Apple Pumpkins are Jack o’Lantern scary.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


Halloween Bag Cake Materials:

• 13×9 Baked Cake

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Orange frosting: I used this recipe: Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (double batch) with a TON of orange colorant (enough so your frosting is vibrant orange, not peachy) + 1 tablespoon of meringue powder (use ½ tablespoon per batch)

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Frosting Knife
13×9 Cake Board
Food writer, writing gel
• Disposable Frosting Bag
• Knife
• Spatula

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Candy. Lots of different candy!

Notes:

• Make certain you grease and flour the sides and bottom of your cake pan for easy turn-out.(Line the bottom too!) I turned the cake out onto a baking rack to cool right side up. To put it right side up on the board, I got a second backing rack out, turned the cake upside down onto it, and then immediately flipped the cake onto the 13″x9″ board right side up.
Meringue powder will add stiffening to your frosting. If someone touches it, it will help prevent a dent. When it dries, it will dry the frosting as it looks when you finished. It you are transporting your cake, it will help keep the frosting intact.
• The 13×9 Cake Board must be grease-proof, not paper. A paper board will allow the fat (butter or Crisco) to bleed out onto the board.
• The food writer used on this cake ran. That is a good thing on a Halloween cake, a bad thing on almost any other cake. Keep that in mind. (It actually didn’t run quite enough for me, so I took a toothpick and pulled it out a bit once the cake was finished.)
• The buttercream frosting used in this post is very tasty, spreads well, and is perfect for a stay at home party. If your cake will be out a long time in a hot place, you may want to consider a Crisco based frosting. It is less likely to melt (although it will not taste as good!)

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


Halloween Bag Cake Directions:

• Cut off one end of the cake in a zigzag. These cuts are about an inch deep. Go as deep or as shallow as you like, but space them out, so they look fairly uniform.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Put down a bit of frosting in several places on your 13″x9″ board. This will “cement” the cake in place. (Keep in mind you are placing the uncut end of your cake toward the bottom of your board.)

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Turn your cake onto your 13″x9″ board. Make certain the uncut part of the cake is toward the bottom of your board leaving plenty of room at the top to insert candy.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Load up a pastry bag with orange frosting. No tip is needed.
• Start to pipe the orange frosting over the cake. DO NOT frost the ends of the cut jagged part!!
• The frosting is VERY thickly applied. You want that. If you make a mistake, do not like what you wrote, you can scrap lightly, fill in with a squirt of frosting, smooth, and re-write. No one will ever know you made a mistake.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Using a frosting knife spread out the piped frosting.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Fill a glass with enough cold water that you can dip your frosting knife into it.
• Dip your frosting knife in the cold water, and run the frosting knife over your spread frosting. The cold water will help smooth out any bumps and ridges.
• Lift the frosting knife when it no longer is smoothing, and dip in the cold water again. If at any time you come away with orange frosting on your frosting knife, wipe it off with a paper towel or rag before dipping the frosting knife into the cold water again.
• Do not worry too much about the sides, they will be covered with candy.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Place a row of small chocolate round (or flat) candies at the base of the frosted bag before you frosting sets.
• Place candy corn straight up all along the side before the frosting sets. This will square-off the cake and hide major side imperfections.
• Place a few candy corns at the corners of your bag.
• Write tick-or-treat, boo!, Happy Halloween, or some other Halloween-related greeting on the top of your cake. The food writer icing does not have to be perfect for a Halloween cake!!

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Start by placing tall candy at the top of your cake. They can be stuck into the top of the cake, or simply laid on the board.
• You are creating a 3-D effect, so keep that in mind.
• You can unwrap your candy as you add it, or keep the plastic wrapped packaged intact (remember, no paper as if the frosting touches it, the frosting will bleed onto paper).

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• You can tack-down any large or lose candy to the board. Remember that children may (will) pull candy from the cake, so keep the frosting-cementing to a minimum.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• When you have finished, allow the cake to dry before boxing (if you are taking it somewhere).

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• That is it! All together this took an hour to do, and that included baking the cake – which is the longest part! Do work with a cool cake though as you do not want the frosting to melt on a warm/hot baked cake.


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