I made this recipe first in 2008. The pear stuffing is wonderful! I think would be great with sweet potatoes and pork dishes! I think I will try roasting the acorn squash with butter and a little brown sugar and orange juice in centers at 400 degrees covered with foil for first half of baking, then removing foil (like Pioneer Woman's "Delicious Baked Acorn Squash" recipe) Last night I tried just roasting them with out foil (as in Chow's "Basic Roasted Acorn Squash" recipe) but they looked like they were getting too dried out so I basted with the brown sugar liquid and covered with foil the rest of baking. They were great, but it's hard to cover a hot baking dish with foil!