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Favorite Recipes: Acorn Squash and Apple

Recipe Author

Name: Chris O. (Lambie)
Total Recipes: 3



Acorn Squash and Apple

Dish: Side-dishes
Dish Type: Vegetables
Cooking Method: Microwave
Difficulty: 2 / 10
Servings: 6
Prep Time:
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  • 1 (or 2) - acorn squash
  • 2 - apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp - butter
  • 2 Tbsp - brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp - finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - ground cinnamon

1.  To easily peel the acorn squash without losing a lot of vegetable, gently drop the squash in a large pot of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes.
     Pour off the boiling water and fill with cold water and let sit 5 minutes to cool.  When cool enough to handle, use a knife to slice off the
     peel on the ridges and use a teaspoon to dig out the peel in the valleys.  Slice the squash in half and remove the seeds and stem.  Then slice
     the halves into sections and finally cut into 1" chunks.

2.  Place the squash chunks into a larg microwave-safe bowl along with the apples.  Dot with pieces of butter.  Sprinkle the brown sugar, walnuts,
     salt and cinnamon over the top.  Cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in it for ventilation.

3.  Cook in the microwave for 7 1/2 minutes on full power.  Remove, uncover, and stir.  Return to the microwave and cook for another 7 1/2 minutes
     on full power until tender.  Serve hot.


I tried this mainly because it was the first time I found an easy way to peel acorn squash.  It truely does work!  The finished dish is very yummy.

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