Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
Wonderful Fall side dish or main dish.
- 3 medium acorn squash
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 3 cups chopped granny smith apples
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 1⁄2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- salt and pepper, if desired
- Slice squash in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds and discard.
- Place squash, cut edges down, in a large baking dish.
- Fill dish with hot water until 1/2 inches deep.
- At 350 degrees, bake, uncovered for 40 minutes; drain.
- In a large skillet, cook apple and onion in butter for about 10 minutes, or until apples and onions are tender.
- Mix together apple mixture, cheese, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a big bowl.
- Arrange baked squash, cut edges up, in the large baking dish.
- Fill squash with apple mixture.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until squash is tender and cheese is melted.
What a wonderful addition to our holiday meal. Looked beautiful. The stuffing really made this special. I liked the slight tartness of the apples and the savoriness of the onions. Made a great combination. Thanks from the Daniel family.
This was a wonderful side dish, and very pretty! The combination of raisins, apples and cheese with the squash was great. It was a lot of food for the two of us (I used one small white swan squash) so we had leftovers for ages. In one of our reheats of it, I took it out of the shell and mixed it all together, threw a little butter on top and warmed it up. I think it was even better this way because you got all the flavours mixed together. DH and I both ate more of it once it was out of the shell (though it doesn't look as nice as it did in the beginning:) Thanks for a great recipe!
If you like apple pie, and you're crazy for squash, and you like to mix them together on your plate, and then consummate the mixture with melted cheddar, then this recipe is for you.