This apple stuffed acorn squash recipe makes a delightful side dish. Colorful and tasty.
Winter squash come in many varieties, colors, and sizes. I use butternut squash and acorn squash most frequently because they have a pleasing flavor. Winter squash are starchy vegetables and tend to range from slightly sweet to fairly sweet.
Choose a winter squash firm to the touch.
Be sure to wash all squashes thoroughly in hot water before prepping them.
It is sometime challenging and dangerous to cut into big squashes, especially the one with thick skin.
Put a kitchen towel on top of your cutting board to create a grippier surface and helps prevent the squash from slipping out from under your knife.
- 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
- 3 cups cubed, peeled Granny Smith apples
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup natural cane sugar
- 3 Tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter or vegan butter( Earth Balance)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spices
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place the squash, cut side down, in a baking pan filled with ¼-inch hot water. Bake 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, toss together the apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon and pumpkin spices.
- Remove the pan from the oven, discard the water and place the squash, cut side up and fill each one with the apple mixture.
- Bake 20 minutes longer.
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