How to make it

  • 1)Prepare cranberries: Wash cranberries; remove any stems. ( If frozen, do not thaw.) Prick each berry two times with a pin. In a saucepan bring 1 cup sugar and water to boiling. Cook until syrup spins a thread when dropped from a spoon.
  • 2)Add cranberries; simmer 20 minutes or until syrup jells when dropped from tip of spoon. Remove berries one at a time to waved paper, keeping them separate. Let stand at room temperature for several hours or until dry. Roll berries in granulated sugar and set aside.
  • 3)Preheat oven to 375. Prepare acorn squash: Scrub squash and cut each in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and stringy fibers. Arrange cut side down in a shallow baking pan. Pour hot water into pan around squash to ½ -inch depth. Bake 30 minutes.
  • 4)In a small bowl, place margarine, salt, cinnamon, ginger and corn syrup; stir to combine thoroughly. Set aside. Remove squash from squash from oven; pour off any liquid remaining around squash in pan and discard. Turn squash cut side up and leave in baking pan.
  • 5)Spoon the margarine-spice mixture into the cavity of each squash half. Return squash to oven and bake 15 minutes, basting frequently with sauce until squash is tender when pierced with a fork.
  • 6)Remove pan from oven and arrange squash on a large serving platter. Fill cavities of squash with the reserved cranberries. ( By this time, the cranberries should have a crunchy sugar coating.) Serve immediately.
  • Serving Size is one half of squash.
  • Calories per serving: 343, Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 81g, Sodium: 225mg, Cholesterol: 10mg, Protein: 2g.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    I love step-by-step photos!! Dude, this looks awesome. The only way I was taught to make acorn squash is with butter, cumin and brown sugar, so this will be a treat. I haven't worked with acorn squash in years... ever since I witnessed my friend slice half her pointer finger off attempting to cut one open. That kind of... scarred me. Though I think this might be the inspiration I need to make them again. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    diannehocut ate it and said...
    Thanks, Ed for this beautiful special dish and all the details that go along with the recipe! I love step by step pictures! 5UP

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  • yardsailor 9 years ago
    Sounds great, thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    looks like a thanksgiving dish in the making great post wonderful recipe high5
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Very good!!
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