Saturday, October 16, 2010

Acorn Squash With Apple Pecan Stuffing

I have to start this one off with a giant YUM!!!!!!!!!!! This was beyond delicious! Acorn squash is very mild tasting and delicious all by itself. Pair it with the sweetness of maple syrup, apples & raisins and a little kick of saltiness. This is going to send your taste buds into overdrive!

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!!

Source: TFM


Monica said...

Hey, I actually have all the ingredients for this, and I'm looking for a dinner idea... stuffed acorn squash it is!!

Farrah said...

Just a quick side note- if you aren't using fresh sage you won't want to use anywhere near as much. Cut it in half for dried sage :)

Monica said...

I actually had some fresh sage- left over from our Thanksgiving dinner the other week. :) It's baking in the oven now, and smells amazing!!

Monica said...

I just have to come back and say, these were so good!! Definitely something I'll make again. Thanks Farrah! :)

Farrah said...

Yay, Monica! I am so glad you like them! When we had them the other night I couldn't stop eating them. There was something fantastic about the combination of sweet and savory that worked really well!

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