Farro Stuffed Acron Squash

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 454.2
  • Total Fat: 19.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.1 mg
  • Sodium: 264.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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Introduction

Found this recipe in a magazine at my local health food store and had to try it. Loved it so much I decided to share. Found this recipe in a magazine at my local health food store and had to try it. Loved it so much I decided to share.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 small acorn squash, halved
    3/4 cup Farro, dry
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 medium apple, chopped
    2 gloves garlic, crushed
    1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    1/4 cup dried cranberries
    2 tsp sage
    1.5 tsp ginger
    1/2 tsp allspice
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    3oz/85g Gruyer cheese
    1 tbsp melted butter
    1 tbsp maple syrup

Tips

- Look for small that are only about twice the size of a softball. Half stuffed is a complete meal so you don't want them to be too big. If you have to go for a big one simply chop into quarters before serving.


Directions

Preheat oven to 450*F

- Slice & seed acorn squash. Place flesh-side down in baking dish with a half inch of water and bake for 35-50 minutes until flesh is easily pierced with a fork
- Meanwhile, place faro and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until tender.
- In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions. Saute until they start to turn translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
- Add apple and garlic to frying pan and continue to cook, covered for another 5 min.
- Add the walnuts, cranberries, sage, ginger, allspice, salt and pepper to the frying pan and combine well. Turn off heat but leave pan on burner until Squash is cooked.
- Combine melted butter and syrup in a small bowl. Brush insides of squash with mixture equally.
- Stir the cooked Farro and cheese into the mixture in the frying pan until well combined. Spoon equally into squash halves and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

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