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Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe
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Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe

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"Working full-time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker," notes Carol Greco of Centereach, New York. "This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 433 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into squash halves. Sprinkle with raisins. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter. Wrap each half individually in heavy-duty foil, sealing tightly.
  2. Pour water into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place squash in slow cooker, cut side up (packets may be stacked). Cook, covered, on high 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until squash is tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Acorn Squash in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 433 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for squash but absolutely loved this! I loved it too and can't wait to try it with Craisins."

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for squash but absolutely loved this! I loved it too and can't wait to try it with Craisins."

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for squash but he absolutely loved this!"

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"This is one of the best recipes I've found to use Acorn squash! Yum!"

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"Love that this can be put together earlier in the day, helping alleviate the pre-suppertime madness. The squash looked and tasted great. The only change I would make next time is to cut back on the nutmeg."

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