Are you ready for Thanksgiving? What delicious and healthy recipes are you making?
Today, I want to share a delicious autumn-inspired recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving... or just anytime during the fall season. :)
"Acorn Squash with Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Stuffing!"
Lately, we've been getting acorn squash in our weekly Abundant Harvest box!
Since I am not exactly familiar with using this winter squash, I decided to Google "acorn squash" for recipe inspiration!
When I am trying to find new recipes, I always search by photos... (please tell me I am not the only one that does this?) ;)
Anyways, I came across a delicious-looking acorn squash photo... and guess what? It was by one of my favorite chefs/authors/bloggers Elana Amsterdam.
(Other than the addition of walnuts, I followed her recipe exactly.)
- 2 acorn squash
- boiling water
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- Cut squash in half and with a spoon, remove pulp and seeds.
- In a large pyrex baking dish place squash cut-side down.
- Pour ¼-inch boiling water into pyrex dish.
- Place dish in oven and bake squash for 30 minutes at 350°.
- In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and grapeseed oil to make stuffing.
- Remove squash from the oven after 30 minutes.
- Turn halves over and stuff center of each squash half with apple mixture.
- Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes (or longer) until squash and apples are tender.
This recipe is perfect for any fall meal! This morning I had it for breakfast, with maple syrup for added sweetness!