Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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