Spicy Apple-Filled Squash



  • 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

  • Directions

    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.

    Nutrition Facts
    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%
    Sugars 7g

    Protein 1g

    Vitamin A 10%
    Vitamin C 25%
    Calcium 4%
    Iron 4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    Diabetic Exchange**
    Fruit: 0
    Vegetables: 2
    Meat: 0
    Milk: 0
    Fat: 0
    Carbs: 0
    Other: 0
    ** 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.

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