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Acorn Squash with Apple

Acorn Squash with Apple

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Ed Haley

Peeling an acorn squash is the key to this delicious dish that's cooked in a microwave. A fast and easy delight for busy families.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. To easily peel the acorn squash without losing a lot of vegetable, gently drop the squash in a large pot of boiling water, and boil for 15 minutes. Pour off the boiling water and fill with cold water and let sit 5 minutes to cool. When cool enough to handle, use a knife to slice off the peel on the ridges and use a teaspoon to dig out the peel in the valleys. Slice the squash in half and remove the seeds and stem. Then slice the halves into sections and finally cut into 1 inch chunks.
  2. Place the squash chunks into a large microwave-safe bowl along with the apples. Dot with pieces of butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar, walnuts, salt and cinnamon over the top. Cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few holes in it for ventilation.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 7 1/2 minutes on full power. Remove, uncover, and stir. Return to the microwave, and cook for another 7 1/2 minutes on full power, until tender. Serve hot.
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Reviews

Aileen
156
10/13/2006

Very good! I followed the recipe for the ingredients but just filled halved acorn squash with the ingredients and roasted in the oven at 375 (covered for half of the time) until the squash was tender. Yum!

TOYMOMMY
88
9/16/2005

I have used a similar recipe for a long time that uses more butter. I put a little nutmeg and cardamon in mine as well. I am giving this 5 stars because it is a delicious way to make squash, and also for the tip on how to peel those buggers-they're not easy!! Thanks for the tip!!!

Dee
66
2/19/2007

This is a fabulous recipe. I find myself making it weekly. Thank you so much for posting it. I omit the walnuts and add 2/3 cup of dried cranberries and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.