Sunday, December 20, 2009

Acorn Squash with Apple Filling

Acorn squash is nutritious and delicious, and with this sweet apple filling even the pickiest kid will happily eat this veggie dish! This recipe serves 4.

2 acorn squash
1 1/3 cup natural apple sauce (I recommend Mullen's Apple Sauce)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup raisins (you can substitute dried cranberries or dried cherries, or a combo)
1 Tbs melted butter
1/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Use a sharp knife to cut squash in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Rinse the inside with water, then place cut side down on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake at 400F degrees for about half an hour. While the squash is cooking, make the filling by combining the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Carefully remove pan from oven and turn over the squash so they are cut-side up. Spoon equal amounts of the filling into each squash half and return the pan to the oven. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until the squash is soft.

Zestfully yours,

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