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Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Photo © Elana's Pantry
This very simple cranberry and apple stuffed acorn squash recipe makes for a delicious, colorful side dish for any special holiday dinner. This was adapted from a stuffed acorn squash recipe from Elana's Pantry.

Serves 4 Portions Cranberry Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 acorn squash
  • boiling water, or apple juice
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, optional

Preparation:

Cut squash in half and with a spoon, remove pulp and seeds. In a large baking dish place squash cut-side down. Pour 1/4-inch boiling water into dish (or use 1/4 inch room temperature apple juice for extra sweetness). Place dish in oven and bake squash for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F

In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon, butter, salt, and fresh ground black pepper to taste to make stuffing. Remove squash from the oven after the 30 minutes. Turn halves over and stuff center of each squash half with apple mixture. Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes (or longer) until squash and apples are tender
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