Use this recipe as a side dish for dinner, holiday brunch or even as a dessert. Delicata squash are very sweet and you can eat the skin!

Ingredients (organic if possible):

  • 1 large delicata squash (about 1 pound)
  • 2 medium pears (ripe or almost ripe)
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, or more to taste
  • Generous pinch of sea salt

Slice delicata in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Thinly slice into half-moon shapes. Remove the core from the pear and slice. Place all ingredients in a glass or ceramic baking dish and place in a 350 degree oven. After a few minutes, remove the dish and mix all ingredients together, coating the squash and pears with coconut oil. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the squash is very tender.


  • Try apples instead of pears.
  • Add ginger, cardamom or nutmeg for added flavor.