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       Title: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Apple Couscous
  Categories: Fruits, Vegetarian
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       1 c  Couscous
       1 c  Apple juice
     1/4 c  Prunes, pitted & chopped
     1/4 c  Dried cranberries
     1/4 c  Dried apples
     1/4 c  Apple juice concentrate,
            -- thawed
     1/4 ts Cardamom, ground
       1 tb Maple syrup
       4 ea Acorn squash, halved &
            -- seeded
     1/4 c  Pecans, toasted & chopped,
            -- optional
  
   Place couscous in a small mixing bowl.  Set aside.
   
   Bring apple juice to a boil in a small saucepan & pour over the
   couscous. Cover & set aside until the juice is absorbed.  This will
   take 15 minutes.
   
   Stir in the fruit, apple juice concentrate, cardamom & maple syrup.
   Set aside.
   
   Steam squash halves until tender, about 15 minutes.  Drain & place on
   a baking sheet.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Fill squash halves with the
   couscous mixture & bake for 20 minutes.  Top with pecans & serve.
   
   “Vegetarian Gourmet” Winter, 1995
  
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