Try Some Delicious Apple-Spice Acorn Squash This Season!
Fall and winter both mean lots of squash, and mixing up your recipes for these tasty dishes will help you to enjoy them even more this year. Very often people will harvest squash or see them in the supermarket but have no idea what to do with them or how to prepare them, so they miss out on their great nutrition and even better taste.
A nice apple-spice acorn squash can be a sweet and healthy treat for the family. The recipe is easy to make and very nutritious, and something even the kids would love. Apples and squash go together very well and the apples give the dish just a hint of sweetness.
This particular dish is made in a microwave so it’s quick and easy and doesn’t require a lot of cleanup. Remember that you need to work with microwave-ready dishes when you put anything in the microwave to be safe and so that it cooks properly. This particular recipe was made with an 1100 watt microwave; adjust cooking time for one with less power.
To Make Your Apple-Spice Acorn Squash, You Need
- 1 medium acorn squash
- 1 medium tart apple, chopped
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons butter
What to Do
First cut your squash in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Place your squash with the cut side down on your microwave-safe baking dish. Add about 1/2 inch of water, then microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-15 minutes until it’s almost tender, and then drain the water away.
In a separate bowl, combine the apple, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon this mixture into the squash cavities. Dot it with the butter and then return this to the microwave and cook, uncovered, on high for another 6 to 8 minutes or until the squash and apples are both tender and cooked through. Let this stand for 5 minutes before serving as it will be very hot.
This dish is a great fall or winter dessert or a snack at night when you want something sweet. If you keep apples and squash on hand, you can prepare it anytime even when you have unexpected company. It can also be a great choice for having coffee out on the patio during a crisp fall day. Give it a try and see if it’s not your new favorite squash dish this year!