Acorn Squash Bake
This can be used as a side dish for a starch as well as a dessert.
6 acorn squashes
2 cups apple juice
6 teaspoons fresh-grated orange zest
6 teaspoons rolled oats
6 teaspoons raisins
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cut the acorn squashes in half and remove seeds. Place halves cut-side down in a small roasting pan. Pour the apple juice over the top and cover tightly.
Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Turn squashes over and sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon zest, oats, and raisins. Sprinkle each with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.
Baste with reduced apple juice. Cover and bake for 10 minutes longer. Then uncover and bake 10 minutes longer. Serve in individual bowls.
Acorn squash has a flavor similar to pumpkin and sweet potato. If you enjoy the taste of these 2 traditional favorites, you'll love the Acorn Squash Bake.