Cut 2-3 Acorn Squash in half, remove seeds and strings. Place cut side down on lightly greased baking sheet with sides. Bake at 350* F until almost soft but not mushy (40-50min). Remove from oven, fill with stuffing and finish baking as directed.

Apple-Sausage Stuffing:

1 pound bulk sausage

1 diced onion

1 diced apple

2 cups toasted bread cubes

2/3 cup chopped nuts

3/4 cup golden raisins or Craisins

1 T sour cream or yogurt

1/4 t each dried thyme, basil, and oregano (we love a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg!)

Brown sausage in large skillet. Add onion and apple and saute just until tender. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and stuff into cooked squash, cover, and bake at 375* F for 20 minutes.