Acorn Squash With Apple Pecan Stuffing
- 1 medium acorn squash (cut in half lengthwise and seeded)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup yellow onions (diced)
- 1/2 cup apple (peeled, cored and diced)
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons walnuts (I used pecans) chopped
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sage, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the microwave and brush it on the cut side of the squash.
Place in a baking dish and then pour just enough water in the dish to cover the bottom of the pan. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
While the squash is cooking, chop the onions and apple. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a skillet and cook the onions for 3 minutes. Add the apples and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
Now add the raisins, maple syrup and pecans (or walnuts) and cover. Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
Add the sage, cinnamon and season with kosher salt & pepper. Spoon the stuffing into the squash halves and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, adding more water to the pan if necessary.
This was incredible and I highly recommend trying this one!!