Acorn Squash and Apple Recipe

2013-03-31
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 45m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    202
  • Calories from Fat

    38
  • Total Fat

    4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    10 mg
  • Sodium

    64 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    43.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber

    5.4 g
  • Sugars

    18.2 g
  • Protein

    2.0 g
  • Vitamin A

    19%
  • Vitamin C

    47%
  • Calcium

    9%
  • Iron

    9%
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I love acorn squash. It has just a bit of sweetness.

That sweetness makes it a perfect match for the apples found in this novel recipe.

Add a bit of brown sugar and some nutmeg or cinnamon.

Voila, now you have a wonderful cool weather vegetable side dish recipe that even picky eaters will probably love.

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Ingredients

  • 3 acorn squash
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • butter
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • nutmeg or cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted (optional for serving)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. Place, cut side down, in a shallow greased baking dish. Add 1/2 cup (125 ml) of water and cover.

Step 3

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Turn squash cut side up and sprinkle it with salt.

Step 4

Fill the squash with apples and dot generously with butter. Sprinkle each squash half with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, then with a little nutmeg or cinnamon (or a combination). Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water into the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until the squash and apples are tender.

Optional: Top the squash with sliced or slivered toasted almonds for serving.

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Tips:

You can use a variety of squash for this recipe. The one used in the image above is a flatter bottom squash, so instead of cutting it in half and cooking the halves, you can slice off the top, scoop out the inside, turn it over to bake and then fill the whole small squash. It makes a wonderful presentation.

You can also add a few raisins to the apple mixture if you want. Tastes great.

Make it Even Healthier

To make this recipe even healthier, replace half of the brown sugar with a natural sugar-free sweetener like Stevia. You won’t need anywhere near the same amount of stevia as it is quite sweet, so check your package to see what the exchange amount is.

And do use the toasted almonds in the recipe for added nutrition.

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If you like this acorn squash recipe, you may want to try our sunshine butternut squash recipe too. Find it here.

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