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Apple-Spice Acorn Squash

 Apple-Spice Acorn Squash
In Fostoria, Ohio, Joann Fell adds chopped apples and spices to warmed acorn squash, then microwaves for a fast and comforting mealtime accompaniment.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 filled squash half equals 207 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.