Acorn Squash with Apples and Raisins

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What smells like apple pie?  It’s baked acorn squash stuffed with apples, raisins and spices to taste as good as pie but with none of the sugar, calories, and guilt that goes along with eating traditional pie.  This is also super easy to make.

This dish would be a great side dish to serve with Easter dinner.  As I was eating it up tonight I also thought it would be great with some pumpkin seeds or walnuts added.  As always, play with the recipe if you want and make it your own.

Ingredients

1 acorn squash
2 apples, peeled and diced
1/4 cup raisins
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon maple syrup (you can use agave too)

Directions

Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and place face down in a baking dish with a little bit of water.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile mix the diced apples, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and syrup in a bowl.  Take the squash out of the oven, drain the water, turn the squash over and fill it with the apple mixture.  You can drizzle more syrup/agave and sprinkle more cinnamon on if you like.

Bake for another 30 to 40 minutes until the apples and squash are soft and starting to brown.  Mmmmm it’s so good!

Enjoy!

-Kristen
Choosing healthy living over dying :)

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