Apricot Crab Stuffed Acorn Squash
This light recipe is quick, simple and bursting with rich flavors. It looks quite elegant when I serve the squash quarters on a lovely platter.
—Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, LA
Prep: 20 min.
• Bake: 35 min. Makes: 8 servings
2 large acorn squash, quartered and seeds removed
1/2 cup apricot nectar, divided
1 tsp. salt, divided
1 tsp. white pepper, divided
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. olive oil
4 green onions, thinly sliced, plus additional for garnish
1/₃ cup dried apricots, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
4 cans (6 oz. each) lump crabmeat, drained
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place squash in a 13x9-in. baking pan; add ¹₄ cup nectar. Sprinkle with ¹ ₂ tsp. each salt and white pepper. Bake, covered, until fork-tender, 35-40 minutes.
2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add green onions; cook and stir until tender,
3-5 minutes. Add apricots and garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in half-and-half and remaining nectar, salt and white pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Gently stir in crab; heat through.
3. Arrange the squash quarters on a serving dish; spoon crab mixture over top. Sprinkle with green onions.
1 squash quarter: 217 cal., 3g fat (2g sat. fat), 91mg chol., 794mg sod., 31g carb. (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g pro. Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.