Cranberry-Filled Squash (Microwave Only!)

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“This is an adopted recipe. I've not yet made this, but can vouch for the goodness of the combination of cranberry and squash. I suppose this would be good Thanksgiving fare for the wayward college student who for some reason must stay in the dorms over the holiday since it's entirely cooked in the microwave!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a fork, pierce the whole squash on each side. Place on a paper towel in the microwave oven. Microwave 12 to 15 minutes or until fork-tender, turning over after 5 minutes.
  2. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a one-quart casserole, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave for 3 to 5 minutes or until berries have popped, stirring after 2 minutes.
  4. Cut the squash in half. Remove the seeds. Place cut side up on a microwave-proof platter. Spoon cranberry mixture into the hollowed-out squash.
  5. Cover with waxed paper and microwave for 1 to 3 minutes to heat through.

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