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Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 4


    • 1 acorn squash (about 1lb)
    • 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 350 degrees F. 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 a medium bowl, combine apple, margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Remove squash from over. Turn up cut sides of acorn squash; top with apple mixture. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until apples are tender.

Quick microwave version:

Halve and seed squash; cut into quarters. Arrange quarters cut side up in microwave-safe baking dish.

Microwave on high (100 %) 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 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 0
Fruit 0
Vegetable 2
Milk 0
Fat 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.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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