When I read in September that Dixie Crystals Sugar
/Imperial Sugar was holding the “Most Valuable Tailgate Recipe Contest”and the Winner would take home 2012 Sugar Bowl tickets, I immediately had to put on my thinking cap. My favorite college team’s cap, that is. I love college football and I knew that I needed to come up with a recipe that was unique and easy for tailgating.
I searched for some ideas and designed a recipe that, now, is a Winning Recipe! Yep, I won the 2 tickets to the Sugar Bowl with my recipe: Cookie-Topped Fruit-Stuffed Acorn Squash (recipe below).
Now, you can enter the Dixie Crystals Holiday Cookie Decorating contest http://www.dixiecrystalssugar.com/sweet-community/contests
Also, check out Dixie Crystals’ Holiday Survival Guide http://www.dixiecrystalssugar.com/sweet-community/survivalguide
Cookie-Topped Fruit-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 56 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 16 minutes
4 medium acorn squash (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds each) (see tip below)
1 1/2 cups seedless oranges, peeled, white pith removed and chopped
1 1/4 cups whole berry cranberry sauce
6 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/4 cup Dixie Crystals® light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dixie Crystals® dark brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided (2 tsp. for topping)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed Dixie Crystals® light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 or 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
Pierce squash generously with a fork, and arrange squash onto paper towels in microwave. Microwave on high power 6 to 7 minutes, or until slightly tender. Cut in half, and remove seeds.
In a large bowl, combine orange pieces, cranberry sauce, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Spoon evenly into squash halves, place onto baking sheet(s), and bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove baking sheet(s) from oven. Scoop tablespoons of topping mixture equally on top of squash halves. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Squash should be tender.
Tip: To keep squash halves upright as they bake, cut a narrow slice off the bottom of each half before stuffing.
- Sugar Bowl 2012: Why Michigan Is the Biggest Winner of the LSU-Alabama Rematch (bleacherreport.com)
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