Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

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"This Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great vegetarian side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving meal. Learn how to make baked stuffed acorn squash, how to prep it in advance, and many other tips for this recipe!"


Acorn Squash


– acorn squash – apple cider – canola or olive oil – chopped onion – Gala or Honeycrisp Apple – Golden Delicious or Granny Smith – golden raisins – dried cranberries – cinnamon – fresh minced sage – fresh thyme – salt, to taste – chopped pecans – maple syrup – brown sugar – optional add-in: cooked and crumbled turkey sausage


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1. Cut each squash in half; scoop out seeds. Place each half, cavity side down, in a 9- by 13-inch baking pan.


2. Pour apple cider in the bottom of the pan, cover the pan with foil and bake in a 350° F oven until tender when pierced, about 45 minutes.


3. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add onion, apples, golden raisins, cranberries, cinnamon, sage and thyme; stir often until apples are tender when pierced, 8 to 10 minutes.


4. If desired, add 8 ounces cooked and crumbled turkey sausage. Season to taste with salt. Stir in pecans.


5. Uncover squash and turn halves upright. Brush edges and inside with the remaining apple cider in the bottom of the pan; fill equally with apple mixture.


6. Drizzle equally with maple syrup.


7. Sprinkle edges with brown sugar and bake, uncovered, until filling is slightly browned on top, about 15 minutes longer.

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