Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apple Couscous Recipe
1 cup couscous
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup prunes, pitted & chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried apples
1/4 cup apple juice concentrate, - thawed
1/4 tsp cardamom, ground
1 tbsp maple syrup
4 each acorn squash, halved & - seeded
1/4 cup pecans, toasted & chopped, - option, al
Place couscous in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
Bring apple juice to a boil in a small saucepan & pour over the
couscous. Cover & set aside until the juice is absorbed. This will
take 15 minutes.
Stir in the fruit, apple juice concentrate, cardamom & maple syrup.
Steam squash halves until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain & place on a
baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350F. Fill squash halves with the
couscous mixture & bake for 20 minutes. Top with pecans & serve.
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