When I think of fall, I think of squash. And although I came up with this recipe in the middle of summer, it's definitely a keeper! Definitely will be making this again. Would be a great side dish for Thanksgiving. Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy!

Chez Christine
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place acorn squash cut side down on a baking sheet.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until soft and browned, about 30 minutes.

  • Mix apples, sausage, onion, raisins, poultry seasoning, ginger, cloves, celery seed, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Spoon sausage mixture into the hollow of the acorn squash; place on the baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sausage is cooked through and apples are soft, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Turkey sausage can be substituted for pork sausage if desired.

Craisins(R) can be substituted for raisins if desired.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; 2.3 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 103 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
I don’t typically review but this was delicious! Just the right amount of sweet and savory. I had mild Italian sausage and as others suggested I cooked it first with the onion, then added the apples, raisins and spices. It was out of this world good, perfect for a cold autumn evening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
I don’t typically review but this was delicious! Just the right amount of sweet and savory. I had mild Italian sausage and as others suggested I cooked it first with the onion, then added the apples, raisins and spices. It was out of this world good, perfect for a cold autumn evening. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2016
This was tasty! If you like sweet and savory, this recipe is for you. I came across this while doing an ingredient search for acorn squash and pork sausage. I had 1 squash on hand that needed to be used up, and a half a tube of pork sausage - so basically I cut the recipe in half, but I probably had close to the full amount of sausage. I did need to bake it for about 45 minutes after adding the stuffing, to get the sausage cooked to 165 degrees. I covered them after the first 30 minutes, as the tops were getting a little brown, and I didn't want them to burn on top. I also used craisins, as the submitter suggested, as that's what I had on hand. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
I don’t typically review but this was delicious! Just the right amount of sweet and savory. I had mild Italian sausage and as others suggested I cooked it first with the onion, then added the apples, raisins and spices. It was out of this world good, perfect for a cold autumn evening. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2017
I will definitely make this again. The ingredients in the stuffing worked well together. I did change the cooking procedure. I cooked the sausage firs, drained it, and then combined the stuffing ingredients. These were then put into the halved and deseeded squash. I baked this (the squash was not precooked) until the squash was tender--30 + minutes. The whole process was no longer than the original and I was able to keep the any extra sausage grease out of my squash. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2017
I made this according to the recipe but since it was for just my husband and me I used only one acorn squash and pared down the other ingredients accordingly. We both thought it was very tasty and that the seasonings complimented the ingredients well. The only problem is that the fat that comes from the pork as it is cooked stays in the squash shell. If you're sensitive to fat this may not be for you but remember fat conveys flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2017
This was very tasty lots of great flavours that went together very well. I will definitely make this again. I did what someone else suggested and I cooked the sausage mix before I put it in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2019
No changes and I will definitely be making this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
We LOVED this. We prepared it as the recipe suggested and we found it was filling and delicious. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2018
Absolutely delicious and very easy. I took some advice from other reviewers and cooked stuffing separately from squash. While it's pretty to serve in the squash half we ended up removing all squash from skin and mixing with stuffing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2018
Quite good-I would add some butter and grease the pan (and thought so originally) but I always follow a recipe if I am going to review Read More