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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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

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

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."

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

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

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