place liner in slow cooker and fill with ½ cup water
cut acorn squash in half and remove seeds.
cut off pointy tip of the bottom of squash so each half and stand up without tipping over and place both halves in slow cooker
add ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries to middle of each squash half
add 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or substitute) to each half
place one pat (1 tablespoon worth) of butter or butter substitute into each half
if using nuts, sprinkle on top of each half
sprinkle lightly with cinnamon
cover slow cooker and cook on low for 3 - 4 hours.