Acorn Squash with apples

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 331.9
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6 mg
  • Sodium: 23.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 79.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Number of Servings: 2


    1 small acorn squash, about 6 inches in diameter
    2 Tablespoons brown sugar
    1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored and sliced
    1 Tablespoon butter


In a small bowl, mix together the apple and brown sugar. Set aside.

Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to let the steam escape during cooking. Micorwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn the squash halfway through.

Place the squash on a cutting board and cut in half. Scrape the seeds out of the center of each half and discard the seeds. Fill the hollowed squash with the apple mixture.

Return the squash to the microwave and cook until the apples are softened, about 2 minutes.

Transfer the squash to a serving dish. Top each half with 1/2 Tablespoon of butter and serve immediately.

My squash was a bit larger than the one specified. I learned that acorn squash is thin skinned. The squash would probably cook more evenly if after the first 5 minutes you cut it in half, clean out the seeds, then cook cut sides down in a small amount of water for another 3-5 minutes.
Or - just steam the squash instead of microwaving. It's not as fast, but it won't dry out the insides of the squash.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISTONTHEMOOR.

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  • I made this for dinner with garden acorn squash and apples we'd picked, with some grilled pork. I had to make more after my husband and 2 kids (2 and 7) ate all of it! Yummy and a keeper. - 10/3/11

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