Deluxe Acorn Squash

2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
1/2 cup water
1 12 stick butter
1 large apple, cored and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

  • Bake squash cut side up in water (at 400o F in oven for 45 minutes OR approximately 8 minutes on High in microwave) until tender
  • If using microwave start filling now, if using conventional oven wait until about 10 minutes before starting filling
  • Melt butter in skillet
  • Stir in apple, sugar cinnamon and vanilla
  • Cook over medium heat, constantly stirring until apples are tender
  • Spoon into squash, garnish with pecans

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