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The Recipes Centre

Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

Makes 4 servings.

Acorn squash may not be readily available in Australia. If so, substitute zucchini instead.

appleIngredients

  • 500g (1 pound) or acorn squash

  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled,

                    cored, and sliced

  • 2 tsp. melted butter or margarine

  • 2 tsp. brown sugar

  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

  • Dash ground cloves

 

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 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.

2. 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 information serving: Calories 88, Fat 3g, Carbohydrate 17g, Protein 1g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 24mg, Cholesterol, 0g.

 

 
 
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