Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients

3 medium acorn squashes
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups peeled and chopped tart apples
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut squashes in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and strings. Bake cut side down in ½-inch of water until tender, about 40 minutes. While squashes are baking, prepare the stuffing.

In a skillet melt the butter and saute apples and onion for 10 minutes or until both are very tender. In a large bowl combine apples and onion with raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cheese. Place cooked squashes on a cookie sheet and divide apple stuffing evenly among cavities. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until apples are soft and cheese is melted. This dish, which can be prepared ahead, is great for holiday entertaining.

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

6 servings

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Delicious as written but I've

Delicious as written but I've also made this more savory/less sweet by omitting the sugar and adding browned sausage to the stuffing. Depending on how much sausage you add, this can be the main dish for a meal. Either way, it's a hit in my family, even the kids enjoy it!

We've prepared this dish many

We've prepared this dish many times...it's so good !! And.. your kitchen or I should say your entire home will smell wonderful!!
It's like delicious baked squash and scrumptious apple pie all in one!!!
Get ready for the "Ooh's and Aah's!!!