1 acorn squash (about 1 lb)
1 golden delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tsp reduced-fat margarine, melted
2 tsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
dash ground cloves
Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 1-quart baking dish. Halve squash and remove seeds; cut into quarters.
Place quarters, skin side up, in dish and cover; bake 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine apple, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Turn cut sides of acorn squash up; top with apple mixture.
Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until apples are tender.
Variations: Quick microwave version Halve and seed squash; cut into quarters. Arrange quarters, cut side up, in microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave on high (100 percent) 6 to 7 minutes, rotating squash halfway through cooking time. Top squash with apple mixture, cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes or until apples are tender.
Spicy Apple-Filled Squash
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.