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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.