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Gluten-Free Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Recipe for gluten-free stuffed acorn squash

Gluten-Free Stuffed Acorn Squash - Naturally Gluten-Free

© 2010 Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Gluten-free stuffed acorn squash is a delicious, naturally gluten-free and healthy side dish. The stuffing is made with fresh fruits, freshly grated ginger root, sliced scallions and chopped walnuts, spiced with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter - favorite cool weather flavors.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 6 to 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized acorn squash, cut in half and seeded (I like to cut the squash in half lengthwise)
  • 6 medium Fuji or similar apples, cored and diced (skin on)
  • 6 scallions (green onions,) thinly sliced
  • zest of 1 medium orange
  • juice of 1 medium onion
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375° F / 190° C

Pour 1/4 cup water into a large roasting pan - large enough to hold 6 squash halves.

Place squash halves, cut side up in pan. Cover pan with foil or lid and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove pan and carefully pour off water. Brush squash with about 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Salt and pepper squash to taste.

Combine all stuffing ingredients, including remaining butter in a bowl and stir to combine. Spoon stuffing evening into each squash half. Return to oven, uncovered and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Tip - Squash halves can be cut in half for smaller serving.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

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