The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Apple & Bacon Stuffed Acorn Squash

3.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

2
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

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!

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

One Review

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of whitetictac

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?

Related Recipes

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Sides
These deliciously easy Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions make the perfect side,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Oven-Roasted Lemon Greek Potatoes
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Sides
The best and easiest potatoes you will ever make! Gluten-free, whole30,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Harvest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Sides
Paleo, vegan and whole30-compliant and loaded with spicy-sweet, cozy flavors! Perfect...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


German Red Cabbage
Profile Photo by Lori Kemph | Mutt & Chops in Sides
A delicious German side dish. Comfort food at its best. German...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Bourbon-Glazed Carrots
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Sides
These amazing Bourbon-Glazed Carrots are cooked up perfect in an extra...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy