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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

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Fruity Acorn Squash

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cherrytop
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 :)"

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cestmoivraiment
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."

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Janadele
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Also used cranberries for a fall presentation."

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JaniceBaer
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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gilynne
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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sweetie4
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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