The Chew: Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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The Chew: Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash

Carla Hall was thrilled to take part in The Chew‘s Thanksgiving cook-off, with a lighter sweet treat. Her Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash tastes like dessert, but you just may be able to pull it off as a side dish! Just don’t mention the seemingly sticky-sweet filling when you tell your friends and family what you’re serving! They’ll discover the truly delicious flavors once they’re lucky enough to dig in! Luckily, this dish is relatively easy to prepare, but will disappear in seconds.

To get the recipe, click next page.

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The Chew: Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Looking for a unique, sweet treat to serve this holiday season? On The Chew, Carla Hall shared her incredible recipe for Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash. (alleysrecipebook / Flickr)

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger – peeled, sliced thin
  • 1 C apple cider
  • 2 acorn squash – halved, crosswise, seeds removed
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt

For the Apple Filling:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter – diced, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 Gala apples – peeled, 1/2-inch diced
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the Oat Crumble:

  • 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter – diced chilled
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

To Serve:

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (optional)

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The Chew: Apple Crumble Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Into a roasting pan, add the squash cut side-up
  3. Cut a flat surface on the outside of the squash so the halves can stand upright on their own
  4. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger, apple cider, and salt to the bottom of the roasting pan
  5. In a medium bowl, add the butter, apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger, then toss
  6. Spoon the mixture into each half of squash
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and put into the oven for 30 minutes
  8. Remove the foil and sprinkle each squash half with the oat crumble
  9. Bake in the oven, uncovered for about 25 minutes, until golden brown
  10. Serve warm

For the Crumble:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, butter, oats, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg
  2. Use your hands to crumble the mixture until the butter looks like pea-sized pieces

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