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Oven Roasted Acorn Squash With Brandied Fruit

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This refreshing side dish from Italian cuisine can be served as side dish. Baking will boost the taste of this dish.
Ingredients
  Acorn squash 2 Small, quartered, seeded
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Paprika 1 Dash
  Ground cinnamon 1 Dash
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Seedless raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Food You Feel Good About)
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mcintosh apples 2 Small, cored, 1/4-inch dice
  Pure olive oil 2 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Calvados Preferred)
  Light brown sugar 2 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Fresh thyme sprig 1
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Arrange squash quarters on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Melt butter in small saucepan; spoon over squash. Sprinkle squash with paprika and cinnamon; season with salt and pepper. Roast about 35-40 min, until tender. Set aside.

2. Add dark and golden raisins and apple to large bowl; toss to combine. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to saute pan. Add apple-raisin mixture. Saute on MEDIUM-HIGH 5-8 min, until tender.

3. Add brandy, stirring. Flambee (carefully). Add brown sugar. Cook, stirring, 1-2 min, until reduced to syrupy consistency.

4. Top squash with apple-raisin mixture. Garnish with thyme leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Acorn Squash, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Most Acorn Squash recipes call for roasting it as the process brings out the flavors of the vegetable. Here's one more recipe where the squash is roasted and then served with a sweet fruit mixture. Try this if you are a squash lover and relish unusual combinations.

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