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Apple and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you're serving a crowd!

 
 
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Serves
4 servings
 
 
Mazola®
 
 
Ingredients
 
2 acorn squash, split, seeds removed
1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1 cooking apple, cored and chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon leaf thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
 
 
Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Split squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.  Brush cut edges with 1 teaspoon oil  Place cut side down on rimmed baking sheet.  Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until squash is nearly tender.  Remove from oven.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add celery and onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until just tender.  Add apples and cook for 2 minutes.  Add cranberries, walnuts, orange juice, cinnamon, thyme and salt and pepper.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on low.

Turn squash over and divide apple filling between the squash.  Return to oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until apple stuffing is tender.

Serve a 1/2 squash or cut each half into 2 to 3 wedges.

 
Total Time
 
Bake Time 55 to 75 minutes
 
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