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Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing (Serves 4)
courtesy of Elana\'s Pantry

I included this recipe because I think the oombination of flavors works well, however, I would allow the chopped apple to bake inside the squash for a bit to soften and really bring out the flavor. Play with it! Sharp cheese combines well with the sweetness of squash as well.

2 acorn squash
boiling water
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

  1. Cut squash in half and with a spoon, remove pulp and seeds
  2. In a large pyrex baking dish place squash cut-side down
  3. Pour ¼-inch boiling water into pyrex dish (or use 1/4 inch room temperature apple juice for extra sweetness)
  4. Place dish in oven and bake squash for 30 minutes at 350°
  5. In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries and cinnamon and melted butter to make stuffing
  6. Remove squash from the oven after the 30 minutes
  7. Turn halves over and stuff center of each squash half with apple mixture
  8. Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes (or longer) until squash and apples are tender

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