Apple-Spice Acorn Squash Recipe
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Apple-Spice Acorn Squash Recipe

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In Fostoria, Ohio, Joann Fell adds chopped apples and spices to warmed acorn squash, then microwaves for a fast and comforting mealtime accompaniment.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a microwave-safe baking dish. Add 1/2 in. of water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-13 minutes or until almost tender; drain.
  2. Combine the apple, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into squash cavities. Dot with butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until squash and apples are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Apple-Spice Acorn Squash in Light & Tasty October 2005, p14

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cwidomski User ID: 4358973 65550
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"PS, I made two acorn squash in 8" square glass pan, which is why the increase in the ingredients."

cwidomski User ID: 4358973 142119
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"I have 1,000 watt microwave so cooking time was longer. 15 minutes face down, then the full 8 minutes when turned over. I added 3/4 c brown sugar to the mix and increased cinnamon and nutmet to 1/2 t. Served hot with cool whip on top. I did not have raisins, so used date bits instead and was a suitable substitute."

JenFrench1965 User ID: 6318506 147453
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Made this tonight. I added just a little bit of brown sugar to the apple/raisin mixture. It was absolutely wonderful. Even my squash-phobic daughter truly enjoyed it! Thanks!"

richtercory User ID: 3843046 57253
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"I made this recipe when friends were coming over and their kids gobbled it up! I did add some brown sugar to it. So easy to make and delicious!"

joedebfry User ID: 265172 62211
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Good, quick sidedish! The second time I made it, I added 2 teaspoons brown sugar."

lobsterlady1 User ID: 2203755 147442
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"this was a great recipe. I cooked mine in the oven and it worked well. I also drizzled a little honey on the apples and squash before it was cooked the second time. it really was good. a perfect fall recipe."

Shirley Parades User ID: 3554849 152849
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"Would add a few calories but a little brown sugar would be good."

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