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Apple Couscous Acorn Squash

Submitted by: JustRightMenus

Servings: 8

Categories: The Produce Box, couscous, side dish, squash

From the kitchen of:

The Produce Box newsletter 2010


4 acorn squash, halved and seeded


1 c. apple juice

1 c. couscous


1/ c. prunes, pitted and chopped

1/4 c. dried cranberries

1/4 c. dried apple, chopped

1/4 c. apple juice concentrate, thawed

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

1 TB maple syrup


1/4 c. pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)


Steam acorn squash halves about 15 minutes, until tender. Let drain, then place in a large roasting pan, cavity side up.

Preheat oven to 350°.

While squash is steaming, bring apple juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes to absorb the juice.

Stir prunes, cranberries, apples, apple juice concentrate, cardamom, and maple syrup into the couscous.

Divide fruit couscous evenly between teh steamed acorn squash halves. Bake for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with pecans, if desired, before serving.