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Fruity Acorn Squash

Here's an out-of-the-ordinary side dish that really perks up a fall menu.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 small acorn squash (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1 mediumt tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membranes. Place squash cut side down in a greased 11x7-in. microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-6 minutes or until almost tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the apple, celery, raisins, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Turn squash over; fill centers with apple mixture. Cover and microwave 3-4 minutes longer or until squash and apple filling are tender.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 201 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein.

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