12 Days of Local Food – Squash

12 Days of Local Food – Squash

Squash: easy to grow, stores extremely well, and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.  No wonder it is so popular!

If you’re looking for something special for your holiday table, try this festive recipe (found on

Baked Cranberry Acorn Squash


4 small acorn squash

1 cup chopped apple

1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

1/2 tsp grated orange rind

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 35o degrees F.

Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds.

Place cut side down in a 13 x 9 x 2″ baking dish.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Turn cut side up.

Combine remaining ingredients.  Fill squash with fruit mixture.  Continue baking for 25 minutes, or until squash is tender.


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