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Apple-Spice Acorn Squash

In Fostoria, Ohio, Joann Fell adds chopped apples and spices to warmed acorn squash, then microwaves for a fast and comforting mealtime accompaniment.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  • Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a microwave-safe baking dish. Add 1/2 in. of water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-13 minutes or until almost tender; drain.
  • Combine the apple, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into squash cavities. Dot with butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until squash and apples are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 207 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • cwidomski
    Jan 27, 2012

    PS, I made two acorn squash in 8" square glass pan, which is why the increase in the ingredients.

  • cwidomski
    Jan 27, 2012

    I have 1,000 watt microwave so cooking time was longer. 15 minutes face down, then the full 8 minutes when turned over. I added 3/4 c brown sugar to the mix and increased cinnamon and nutmet to 1/2 t. Served hot with cool whip on top. I did not have raisins, so used date bits instead and was a suitable substitute.

  • JenFrench1965
    Nov 3, 2011

    Made this tonight. I added just a little bit of brown sugar to the apple/raisin mixture. It was absolutely wonderful. Even my squash-phobic daughter truly enjoyed it! Thanks!

  • richtercory
    Jan 19, 2010

    I made this recipe when friends were coming over and their kids gobbled it up! I did add some brown sugar to it. So easy to make and delicious!

  • joedebfry
    Nov 15, 2009

    Good, quick sidedish! The second time I made it, I added 2 teaspoons brown sugar.

  • lobsterlady1
    Oct 21, 2009

    this was a great recipe. I cooked mine in the oven and it worked well. I also drizzled a little honey on the apples and squash before it was cooked the second time. it really was good. a perfect fall recipe.

  • Shirley Parades
    Nov 18, 2008

    Would add a few calories but a little brown sugar would be good.