This recipe combines the most wonderful flavours together in one dish. An acorn squash is stuffed with wild rice, venison, cranberries and seasonings.
If acorn squash is unavailable, feel free to use butternut squash.
I submitted this recipe and wanted to make it according to the directions allrecipes used. They changed a few things. The recipe is still good. It doesn't need anywhere near that much butter though. I melted a quarter cup of butter and put it in the halves of the squash and then added the rice/venison mixture. After I took the squash out from under the broiler and cut the halves in half, butter just ran out. I don't believe it was necessary to add that at all. Secondly, there is about twice as much venison/rice mixture than is needed for one acorn squash. This isn't too much of a problem though as I am more than happy to just eat that on its own. So four stars because of the unnecessary butter. Otherwise I hope you enjoy the recipe. - 10 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Beautiful dish, and open for creativity! I used two squash, venison sausage, and dried cranberries. When browning the sausage I added some diced onion and celery. I too cut back on the brown sugar and butter. This was fabulous! - 05 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was undoubtedly the best thing I have made. I added a dash of pine nuts to the mixture, and used beef instead of venison. It makes a very impressive and showy main course that is warm, comforting, and filling. YOU MUST TRY IT - 08 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)