Stuffed Acorn Squash

from Simply in Season

2-3 acorn squash (or other winter squash)        

1 lb. sausage (pork, beef, or turkey casings removed) or vegetarian substitute

1 onion, diced  

1 apple, diced

2 cups toasted bread cubes      

¾ cups chopped nuts

¾ cups golden raisins   

1 TBSP sour cream or plain yogurt

¼ tsp each dried thyme, basil and oregano

Preheat oven to 350.  Cut squash in half and remove seeds and strings.  Place cut side down on lightly greased baking sheet with sides.  Bake until almost soft but not mushy, 40 – 50 minutes.  (This step may be done in advance.)  Remove from the oven and set aside. 

Adjust oven temperature to 375.  Brown the sausage in a large skillet.  Add onion and apple and sauté just until tender.  Remove from heat.  Add remaining ingredients and stuff into cooked squash halves, cover, and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Enjoy!