Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

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This squash has a delicate hint of orange combined with dried cranberries and a tart apple for a true taste delight. The maple syrup adds a delicate touch of sweetness.

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • add   1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • add   1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • add   1 medium fuji apple
  • add   1 medium acorn squash
  • add   1 tablespoon orange zest
  • add   2 teaspoons butter
  • add   2 tablespoons pecans
  • add   3-4 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

  1. Cut the squash in half; discard seeds.
  2. Place the squash cut side down in a microwave safe dish; add 1/2 inch of water.
  3. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender; drain.
  4. While the squash is cooking, melt the butter in a non-stick skillet and add the diced apple.
  5. Cook, stirring frequently for 2 to 3 minutes, add the orange juice, apple pie spice, cranberries and chopped pecans.
  6. Continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the orange juice has evaporated, stir in orange zest.
  7. Divide the mixture between the squash halves, drizzle with maple syrup and place under broiler for a few minutes to brown lightly.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Hint:For easier cutting of the squash, place in microwave and microwave on high for 1 minute or until slightly warm.