Spicy Apple-Filled Squash



  • 1 acorn squash (about 1 lb)
  • 1 golden delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-fat margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash ground cloves


Heat oven to 350º. 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. 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. Serves 4.

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