Acorn squash stuffed with apple couscous

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Couscous
1 cup Apple juice
¼ cup Prunes, pitted & chopped
¼ cup Dried cranberries
¼ cup Dried apples
¼ cup Apple juice concentrate, thawed
¼ teaspoon Cardamom, ground
1 tablespoon Maple syrup
4 eaches Acorn squash, halved & seeded
¼ cup Pecans, toasted & chopped, optional

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.

Set aside.

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.

"Vegetarian Gourmet" Winter, 1995

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