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Side Dishes and Salads

Apple Filled Squash


1 acorn squash (about 1 pound)
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 teaspoons melted margarine
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves

  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  2. Halve and seed acorn squash.
  3. Place squash cut side up on a thick paper towel in microwave. Microwave on HIGH 6 to 7 minutes, rotating squash halfway through cooking time.
  4. Remove from the microwave and place in microwave-safe dish.
  5. In a small bowl, combine apples, margarine, sugar, and spices. Top squash pieces with apple mixture and cover with a paper towel.
  6. Microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until squash and apple are tender.

Makes 4 servings, ¼ of fillied squash each.
Apple Filled Squash

Nutrition Information:
Per Serving


calories, 94; carbohydrate, 20 g; protein, 1 g; total fat, 2 g; saturated fat, 0 g; trans fat, 0 g; cholesterol, 0 mg; fiber, 3 g; total sugars, 9 g; sodium, 21 mg; calcium, 41 mg; folate, 21 mcg; iron, 1 mg; percent of calories from fat, 19%.
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