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Baked Acorn Squash

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Baked Acorn Squash






  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tsp. margarine, butter, or oil
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-calorie maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 acorn squash


  1. Mix apple and raisins together. 
  2. In a small saucepan, melt margarine. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. 
  3. Add orange juice, syrup, cinnamon, and cloves. 
  4. Pour over apple mixture and mix well.
  5. Slice squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and strings. Puncture cavity several times with a fork, being careful not to pierce outside skin.
  6. Divide apple mixture between squash halves. 
  7. Cover squash and apple mixture with foil. Place in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for one hour, or until tender.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 180
Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 41 mg
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sodium: 40 mg

Recipe provided by Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services