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Orange Dijon Acorn Squash

 I had a headache when I went to bed last night, but assumed I would just sleep it off and be fine in the morning. Nope. Woke up and it’s still here. Ugh. So a nice simple post seems in order. I made this to go with pork chops a couple of nights ago.

This recipe is a very different flavor concept than most ideas you find for squash. I love the combination of the orange and dijon mustard, and the cider adds a soft sweetness that evens out the flavors nicely. 🙂

The most time consuming part of making this dish is prepping the squash itself. Once it’s been peeled, deseeded, and cubed, the rest is just mix and toss.

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Then dot with a bit of butter, and into the oven it goes!

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Orange Dijon Acorn Squash
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium acorn squash, peeled, deseeded, cut into about 1/2" cubes
  2. 2 Tbsp apple cider
  3. 1 Tbsp orange marmalade
  4. 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  5. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  7. 1 Tbsp butter, broken into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together cider, marmalade, mustard, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place squash in a midsize mixing bowl and toss with sauce. Pour into baking dish, spreading in a flat layer. Dot with bits of butter.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir, then spread back out into a flat layer. Bake another 15 to 20 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
Adapted from Good Housekeeping
Adapted from Good Housekeeping
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