Apple Filled Squash Halves

Apple Filled Squash Halves Recipe

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Melissa Travis

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Ingredients

2
acorn squashes
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
2 c
apples, chopped
1/4 c
raisins
1 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
melted butter

How to Make Apple Filled Squash Halves

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • 2Cut each of the squash in half and remove the seeds and fibers.
  • 3Place the squash, cut sides down, in an ungreased baking pan.
  • 4Then add water to the depth of 1/4-inch and bake, uncovered, until the squash is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 5While the squash is baking, cook and stir the meat in a large skillet until it is brown.
  • 6Drain off the excess fat.
  • 7Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt as well as the cinnamon, the coarsely chopped tart apples and the raisins.
  • 8When the squash is cooked, turn them so that the cut side is up and remove them to a platter.
  • 9Drain off any remaining liquid in the pan and dry.
  • 10Scoop out the pulp from the acorn squash, making a shell that is 1/4-inch thick all the way around.
  • 11Season the shells with salt to taste.
  • 12Mash the pulp and mix in the meat mixture.
  • 13Return to the shells, piling them full and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar on each.
  • 14Drizzle with the melted butter.
  • 15Bake uncovered until the apple is tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 16Serve hot.
  • 17NOTE: You can substitute a combination of 1/2 pound lean ground beef and 1/2 pound of bulk pork sausage for the 1 pound of lean ground beef.

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About Apple Filled Squash Halves

Course/Dish: Beef, Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy