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Acorn Squash With Cranberry Stuffing
6 votes


Serves 8 and requires no preparation time.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 2 pounds acorn squash
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 apple
  • 4 Tablespoons white grape, pineapple, or apple juice
  • 1 cup cranberries, frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar [or agave]
  • 2 slices Ezekiel or spelt bread, crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon English walnuts, chopped
How to make it:
  1. Halve squash and remove seeds.
  2. Lightly oil baking sheet; place squash face down on baking sheet and bake 45-60 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until tender when tested with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, peel and dice apple, and cube bread slices.
  4. Over medium heat saute onion and celery in a little olive oil until tender.
  5. Add salt, allspice, apple and 2 Tablespoons fruit juice; cook just until apple is tender.
  6. Stir in cranberries, raisins and 2 Tablespoons fruit juice; cook until cranberries pop.
  7. Add brown sugar, stir until dissolved.
  8. Stir in bread cubes and nuts.
  9. Sprinkle baked squash with sea salt.
  10. Divide stuffing evenly between squash halves.
  11. Can freeze on tray, when frozen transfer to Ziploc bags.
  12. When thawed, reheat in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Celery/ Celery Juice2 ,3 B N B B N N N N
Cranberry2 B B B B B B N N
Squash (Summer/Winter)2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pineapple2 ,3 B B B B B B N N
Grape (all)1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N B B B B N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Allspice2 N N A A A A N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ezekiel Bread3 N N B B B N N N
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 29, 2007 at 10:19 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 06, 2007 at 11:26 PM By: Don