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Apricot-Ginger Acorn Squash Recipe

Apricot-Ginger Acorn Squash Recipe

It’s a real treat digging into tender baked squash with a buttery apricot sauce. Natural fruit preserves add sweetness, and ginger makes it savory without unwanted calories.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, ID
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Cut a thin slice from bottom of squash with a sharp knife to allow it to sit flat. Place hollow side up in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Combine the remaining ingredients; spoon over squash. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until tender. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 squash half equals 206 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Apricot-Ginger Acorn Squash

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I'm not a big fan of squash, but I decided I'd try this recipe because all of the ingredients looked tasty. I tried it, I didn't like it 'cause I just don't like the taste of acorn squash. My husband tried it, also not a fan of squash, but he liked it. I suggest you try it once and decide for yourself!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"I'm not sure what the pepper adds to this recipe. If I made it again, I would not use it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I think it needs a little more time in the oven, but it was delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"wonderful..the bit of soy sauce(that I nearly left out) adds an unexpected zip to the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This was really good. I'm making it again this week. I did not have apricot preserves so I used peach. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Great recipe. Not your ordinary way to fix acorn squash, but I had all the ingredients and it was delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I loved it! I never had acorn squash before, but I'll be making it many times. Substituted coconut oil for the butter and used reg. soy sauce, also grated 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger instead of the ground and it was just delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I am new to acorn squash...Can the outside of the squash be eaten?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Very easy to make and taste sweet"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Very easy to make and a good way to use acorn squash grown in home gardens"

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