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Apple & Bacon Stuffed Acorn Squash

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This acorn squash recipe will please every palate!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Acorn Squash
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 1 whole Apple
  • 3 whole Carrots
  • ½ cups Sliced Almonds
  • ⅛ cups White Wine
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • ⅛ cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cups Breadcrumbs (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray and place the squash cut-side down. Add about 1/4 cup of water and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. You want the flesh to be very tender!

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium low heat until done and crispy. Remove from skillet and let cool before crumbling.

Finely chop the apple (I left the skin on) and carrots and add to the pan with the bacon drippings. Saute for about 10 minutes until soft; add the almonds and saute another minute. Add the wine and let it evaporate while stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

Stir in the cream, maple syrup and breadcrumbs and let the mixture sit until the squash is done. Crumble bacon and stir into the apple mixture. When the squash is very tender, carefully flip it over using tongs and put half of the apple mixture into the middle of each squash half. Bake another 5 minutes at 400ºF. Serve hot!

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whitetictac on 10.13.2013

This was just not what I was expecting out of a fall friendly recipe. I think the mildness of the squash begs for some spice or something in the filling. I did add quinoa to filling to make it more substantial but I still think it lacked a spice. Maybe cinnamon even?

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