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Cranberry Apple Acorn Squash

No recipe image available.Wedges of acorn squash topped with a delicious, orange-scented cranberry and apple mixture.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 medium acorn squash
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped apple
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds. Place squash, cut side up in a greased baking pan. Lightly brush each wedge with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Spoon cranberry-apple mixture into squash, dividing evenly among wedges.
  3. Return to oven and bake, covered, an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until apples and squash are tender.

Makes 8 servings.

Variation for Microwave oven: Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds. Place cut side up in microwaveable dish. Lightly brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon cranberry mixture into squash. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Cook on HIGH for 10 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes.*

*For smaller microwave ovens, cook 4 squash quarters at a time for 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining squash.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.