Acorn Squash with Apples
Author: MealsMatter.org Mayo Clinic
Recipe type: Vegetables
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
- 1 Small acorn squash, about 6 inches in diameter
- 2 teaspoons Trans-free margarine
- In a small bowl, mix together the apple and brown sugar. Set aside.
- Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to let the steam escape during cooking.
- Microwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn the squash after 3 minutes to ensure even cooking.
- Place the squash on a cutting board and cut in half. Scrape the seeds out of the center of each half and discard the seeds.
- Fill the hollowed squash with the apple mixture.
- Return the squash to the microwave and cook until the apples are softened, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer the squash to a serving dish. Top each half with 1 teaspoon margarine and serve immediately.
Acorn squash is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Here it's paired with apples and brown sugar to make a hearty dish. Serve along with whole-grain crackers and a small wedge of your favorite cheese to round out all food groups.
Calories: 270 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: trace Carbohydrates: 52g Sodium: 140mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 2g