Acorn Squash with Apples and Bacon

About a week ago, I was milling around Whole Foods on my lunch break looking for delicious treats. I came across a bin full of acorn squash and made the decision to buy one. I’d never prepared acorn squash before, but I was in an adventurous mood. Plus it had been a while since I’d ventured out of my vegetable comfort zone.

Yesterday, I decided to do some recipe research, and I came across a wonderful looking one for acorn squash on Elana’s Pantry. The recipe called for apples, cinnamon, and dried cranberries, and I added some bacon to compliment the sweetness of the apples.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Adapted from Elana’s Pantry

(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

1 acorn squash

1 apple

4 strips of bacon

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 350. Slice the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash, cut side down, into a baking dish with 1/4 inch of water. Bake for about 30 minutes.

While the squash is baking, peel and slice an apple into 1/4 inch pieces. Fry the bacon and chop into bits. Mix the apples, cranberries, bacon, cinnamon and coconut oil in a bowl. Once the squash is finished baking, flip it over and fill with the apple mixture. Sprinkle some additional cinnamon on top and bake for another 30-35 minutes.

Dig in and enjoy!

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4 Responses to Acorn Squash with Apples and Bacon

  1. Erica September 22, 2010 at 6:22 AM #

    Acorn squash is my FAVORITE squash and I love stuffing it! Yours turned out gorgeous! Beautiful 🙂 The peanut flour rocks -its kind of like PB2 for baking. The cookies taste like peanut butter cookies. I highly recommend it! You live in Boston? Where abouts. I am from the area originally.

    • AllieNic September 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM #

      Thanks! Peanut butter cookies are my weakness…so good! I actually live in Medford, but I work in downtown Boston! Where are you from?

  2. Erica September 22, 2010 at 2:20 PM #

    Very cooL! Andover

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