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Fruity Acorn Squash Recipe
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Fruity Acorn Squash Recipe

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Here's an out-of-the-ordinary side dish that really perks up a fall menu.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small acorn squash (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1 mediumt tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 201 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membranes. Place squash cut side down in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-6 minutes or until almost tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the apple, celery, raisins, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Turn squash over; fill centers with apple mixture. Cover and microwave 3-4 minutes longer or until squash and apple filling are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Fruity Acorn Squash in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p232

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 201 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

Delicious! This recipe was a good way to use up a couple lone apples. Will definitely be making this one again.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

I used pears instead of apples and dried cranberries instead of raisins. everyone loved the squash. the celery was a taste treat!

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

I didn't have any raisins but followed the rest of the recipe. Will try raisins the next time I make this.

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