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Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

If you have squash or cranberry lovers at the table, here’s your new go-to recipe. It’s colorful, the blend of flavors is delicious and it’s a fitting addition to a Thanksgiving menu. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of squash halves so they sit flat. Place squash hollow side down in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Add 1/2 in. water. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Add the apple, salt, lemon juice and pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cranberries, sugar and water. Cook and stir until berries pop and liquid is syrupy.
  • Turn squash halves over; fill with cranberry mixture. Cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until squash is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 270 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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