Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash
By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Here's a great recipe that can be used as a side dish or a main dish!

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  • Prep Time: 1 hour
Category: Side Dishes
Serves: 8
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, Yellow/Orange, Blue

Ingredients

1/4 cup raisins
2 acorn squash (about 4” diameter)
8 seconds butter-flavor cooking oil spray
2 tablespoons sucralose no-calorie sweetener
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 medium Fuji Apples
2 tablespoons light butter 

Directions

Cover raisins with warm water and soak for 20 minutes, then drain.  While soaking, pre-heat oven to 375°F. Cut acorn squash into quarters and remove the seeds. Spray the inside of each squash quarter with one second of cooking oil spray. Mix sweetener and cinnamon together. Sprinkle squash quarters with ½ of cinnamon mixture. Bake for 10 minutes. While baking, cut apples into quarters and remove the core. Chop apples into ½” pieces. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add apples, raisins and remaining cinnamon mixture. Mix well and remove from heat. Take squash from the oven and top with equal amounts of apple mixture, making sure to scrape sauce pan well. Squash needs all the melted butter to stay moist as it bakes. Return squash to the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes or until apples and squash are tender. Serve warm. 

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A, potassium and fiber.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    101
  • Carbohydrates:    21g
  • Total Fat:    3.2g
  • Cholesterol:    4mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1g
  • Dietary Fiber:    3g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    25%
  • Sodium:    28 mg
  • Protein:    1g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Mark Goodwin CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

 

 

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