Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

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

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  1. 3 words describe this recipe DELICIOUS,DELICIOUS,DELICIOUS
  2. We love Acorn squash, this recipe is delicious. I used 1 apple & wished that I had used 2 & doubled everything as my squash was larger. Loved the flavor of the orange, dried cranberries, and apple pie spice(for the apple pie spice I made <a href="/38766">Apple Pie Spice</a>-Great)the maple syrup adds a very good touch to this recipe.Thanks Paula, for another winner!
  3. Really wonderful recipe!


  1. 1-2 tbsp Craisins Substitute 2 tsp brown sugar for maple syrup. Substitute melted butter for oil


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