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Acorn Squash

$10.19

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Quantity/Pack: 5 Pounds
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA

Acorn Squash is an absolute way to add variety to festive holidays in addition to any time of the year. Named for its distinct size and shape, this squash may be found in three different brilliant colors, green, gold, and white. All varieties of acorn squash have wide ribs and hard skin.

They have a taste similar to the combination of hazelnuts and black pepper. Melissa's Acorn Squash are sweet in flavor and creamy when cooked. With the seeds removed, acorn squash can be baked or used in casseroles.

Acorn Squash are as useful decoratively as they are on the table, traditionally cooked. Those who are creative enough may even find ways to marry the two attributes. For variety, hollow out the squash and stuff with a rice and meat mixture or bread stuffing.

Choose squash that have a hard, deep-colored rind and that are free of blemishes or moldy spots. The hard skin protects the flesh and allows it to store longer than summer squash. Store Acorn Squash in a cool, dark, well ventilated area for up to three weeks.