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                         APPLE FILLED SQUASH HALVES
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits                           Hamburger
                 Meats                            Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       ea           Acorn Squash -- Md
    1       lb           Lean Ground Beef
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon
    2       c            Apples -- Pared & Chopped,2 Lg
      1/4   c            Raisins
    1       x            Salt
    4       tb           Brown Sugar -- Packed
    2       tb           Margarine Or Butter -- Melted
   Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Cut each of the squash in half and remove
   the seeds and fibers.  Place the squash, cut sides down, in an ungreased
   baking pan.  Then add water to the depth of 1/4-inch and bake, uncovered,
   until the squash is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.  While the squash is
   baking, cook and stir the meat in a large skillet until it is brown.
   Drain off the excess fat.  Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in
   the 1 1/2 ts of salt as well as the cinnamon, the coarsely chopped tart
   apples and the raisins.  When the squash is cooked, turn them so that the
   cut side is up and remove them to a platter.  Drain off any remaining
   liquid in the pan and dry.  Scoop out the pulp from the acorn squash,
   making a shell that is 1/4-inch thick all the way around.  Season the
   shells with salt to taste.  Mash the pulp and mix in the meat mixture.
   Return to the shells, piling them full and sprinkle with 1 tb of brown
   sugar on each.  Drizzle with the melted butter.  Bake uncovered until the
   apple is tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.  Serve hot.
   You can substitute a combination of 1/2 lb lean ground beef and 1/2 lb of
   bulk pork sausage for the 1 lb of lean ground beef.
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