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Did you know that nearly every fresh mushroom you see in your grocery store is grown by a Canadian farmer near you? Canadian mushrooms are grown year-round and handpicked with pride from our farms to your plate. Thank you for buying Canadian mushrooms!

Mushroom, Apple, and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 45 mins. | Serves: 8

Ingredients
  • 4 small-medium sized acorn squash, seeded, cut in half lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 8 oz (227 g) fresh mixed mushrooms (portabella, shiitake, oyster), coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly diced
  • 2 Ontario apples, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) vegetable stock
  • ½ cup (125 mL) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 small loaf of day-old sourdough or French bread, cut into ¼ inch cubes (approximately 5 cups)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
  2. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Season the inside with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake about 30 minutes or until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan heat olive oil. Add mushrooms and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add celery and continue to sauté for 5 minutes. Lower heat and add apples. Continue to cook until apples become tender, about 5 minutes. To the pan add butter, sage, and vegetable stock. Heat just until butter is melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Place chopped walnuts and diced bread in a large bowl. Pour warm vegetable stock mixture over bread. Using your hands toss the bread until it is well-coated and most of stock is absorbed.
  5. Remove squash from oven and turn it cut side up. Divide the stuffing among each squash half; spoon the stuffing into the cavity of each squash until filled. Return to 350°F/175°C oven and bake until stuffing is golden brown, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot alongside a festive ham or any other favourite holiday dish.

For more recipe ideas visit mushrooms.ca

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