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Squash-Stuffed Baked Apples Recipe

Squash-Stuffed Baked Apples Recipe

My husband and our four children enjoy my baking creations, including apples filled with squash and festive spices. They make a healthy and delicious accompaniment to a holiday meal. —Carolyn Buschkamp, Emmetsburg, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium tart apples
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-1/2 cups mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Core apples, leaving bottoms intact; peel top third of each. Remove centers of apples, leaving 1/2-in. shells; chop removed apple and set aside.
  • 2. Place cored apples in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, orange juice and water; pour over apples. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with juice mixture.
  • 3. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add chopped apple; cook and stir until tender. Stir in squash; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in salt, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and remaining brown sugar. Spoon into baked apples; sprinkle with remaining nutmeg.
  • 4. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until heated through, basting occasionally. Drizzle with pan juices before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed apple equals 192 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 1 g protein.