Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This creative, farm-to-table side dish will steal the show at your Thanksgiving dinner.

YIELDS

4 halves

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup C&H® Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup mixed dried berries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 slices potato bread, cubed
  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup C&H® Organic Blue Agave Nectar Amber Syrup, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

INSTRUCTIONS

In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, berries and pecans. Stir to mix all together, toss in the bread cubes and stir so the bread cubes are coated in some of the mixture. Set aside.

Cut acorn squash in half. Remove stems and seeds. Trim bottom of squash so it sits flat. Place each half face up into slow cooker. Pour the water into bottom of slow cooker around the squash. Spoon ½ cup stuffing mixture into each acorn opening allowing it to mound a bit.  Drizzle 1/8 cup agave syrup over each squash. Press 1 tablespoon butter on top of each stuffing mound.

Set cooker on high for 2 hours.