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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Acorn Squash with Apple & Sausage Stuffing with Apple Glaze




Next up for Apple Week is a delicious savory and sweet recipe for Acorn Squash with Apple & Sausage Stuffing with Apple Glaze. It combines some great fall flavors. I will admit I loved this recipe and that I snarfed this. I snarfed it hard.


Note: If you would like to skip making the apple glaze, you could substitute maple syrup for the glaze.

Acorn Squash with Apple & Sausage Stuffing with Apple Glaze
Makes 4 servings

Stuffing:

  • 1 1/2 cups diced bread
  • 8 maple sausage links, cooked and cut into chunks
  • 1 large apple diced
  • 1/4 cup diced, sauteed onions
  • 1/4 cup diced, sauteed celery
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • pinch thyme
  • 2 acorn squash

Apple glaze (Directions follow below):

  • 1 12 oz. can apple juice concentrate 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Penseys Chinese 5 Spice


For Squash:

1. Preheat oven to 400-f degrees. Cut squash in half. Scoop out seeds. Fill a large baking dish with 1/2" water.

2. Combine stuffing ingredients (except squash) in a large bowl and stir to mix. Spoon into prepared squash. Place filled squash halves in the baking dish (stuffing side up). Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil and glaze. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes.

For Glaze:

1. Dissolve the cornstarch in a ramekin with a little bit of the apple juice concentrate. Then combine all glaze ingredients together in a medium saucepan over med-high heat. Bring to a boil and stir for 1-2 minutes. Set aside.


Comments

  1. Oooh, this looks good. I love acorn squash and the only thing I ever stuff it with is butter and brown sugar! Haha! going to have to try something new!

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    1. Butter and brown sugar is equally delicious for acorn squash :)

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  2. These look gorgeous! I have an apple and sausage stuffing that I make for Thanksgiving -- I'm sure it would be even better in a squash recipe like this! Yum. :)

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    1. Great idea! Use whatever your favorite stuffing is. The squash is a really great pairing with a slightly sweet stuffing.

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  3. This looks delicious!! I can't eat red meat but would turkey sausage be okay for a replacement! Thanks again. A new follower:)

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    1. Sorry for the delay. I will fix the recipe to note 400-f degrees.

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