Acorn Squash Fondue

This recipe calls for roasting the squash, but I have also tried it in the crock pot (pictured) which works. Just cook on high for 3 hours.

Acorn Squash Fondue in the Crock pot

• 2 Acorn Squash (cut in half crosswise, seeds removed)
• 2 tablespoons Butter
• 2 Leeks (white and light green parts, finely chopped)
• 1/4 cup Mascarpone
• 1 cup Heavy Cream
• 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
• 2 cups Gruyere (freshly grated)
• Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste

• Preheat oven to 400°F.
• Season the flesh-side of the Acorn Squash with Salt and Pepper. Slice a small piece off the bottom of the Squash so that they lay flat on a roasting pan with the flesh-side up.
• Meanwhile, melt the Butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the Leeks and sauté until tender (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
• In a medium bowl, stir together Mascarpone, Heavy Cream, Nutmeg, reserved Leeks, Salt and Pepper. Ladle the Cream-Leek Mixture into all the Squash Halves, filling them 3/4 of the way up. Sprinkle the top of each Squash with 1/4 cup of Gruyere. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour or until tender.
• Remove foil and broil for 2 minutes to brown the top.

From: The Chew

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