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Fruity Acorn Squash Recipe

Fruity Acorn Squash Recipe

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


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 201 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Fruity Acorn Squash

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"amazing treat! I didn't have raisins on hand so I used dried blueberries instead. I will make this again when I pick up some raisins. can't wait :)"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"I made this in the oven and it was really good. I did put some butter in the halves at the beginning then later I added the apple, celery, raisins and spices about halfway through. Nice mixture of flavour and texture."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Also used cranberries for a fall presentation."

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."

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!"

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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