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Acorn Spiced Squash

 Acorn Spiced Squash
When fall comes to Horsham, Pennsylvania, George Mankin likes to prepare this wonderful, cinnamon-and-maple flavored squash recipe. It’s so quick and easy in the microwave and also, a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground ginger, cinnamon and mace


  • Pierce squash several times with a fork. Place on paper towels;
  • microwave on high for 10 minutes. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, syrup and vinegar. Combine the
  • ginger, cinnamon and mace. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Brush
  • cut sides with butter mixture; sprinkle with spice mixture.
  • Place on a large microwave-safe plate; cover with paper towels. Cook
  • on high for 5-10 minutes or until squash is tender. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 squash equals 155 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.