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Acorn Squash Souffle


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Ingredients:

  • 2 sm (3/4 lb. ea) acorn squash
  • 4 ts Brown sugar
  • Grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 4 tb Butter
  • 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 lg Egg, separated
  • 1 Egg white
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash squash. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place squash halves skin side up in 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) water in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
 
Remove from oven. Using tongs turn squash halves over. Put 1 tbs butter in each half. Bake again for 30 minutes or until flesh is tender. Cool for 30 minutes.
 
Carefully remove squash from baking pan and pour butter into a bowl. Without damaging skin, carefully scoop out flesh from each squash half and put into same bowl. In blender or food processor, puree the squash with the reserved butter, sugar, spices, and egg yolk. Pour into mixing bowl.
 
Whip the egg whites with the salt until it forms stiff peaks. FOLD into the puree. Work quickly but carefully, preserving the egg white volume. Pour souffle mixture into squash skin halves and bake 25 min. or until the tops are brown and beginning to crack. Serve immediately.
 
Notes: adjust amounts of spices to taste. this recipe always gets compliments whenever i serve it.
 
Shannon E. Wells
 
Recipe By : swells@ariel.unm.edu (squeedle)
 
From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991
 
File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/mmdja006.zip