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Spiced Acorn Squash

 Spiced Acorn Squash
"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."
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.