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Friday, January 25, 2008

Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

1 acorn squash (about 1 lb.)
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 tsp. melted butter or margarine
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Dash ground cloves

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1-quart baking dish. Halve squash and remove seeds; cut into quarters. Place quarters, skin side up, in dish and cover; bake 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine apple, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
2. Turn cut sides of acorn squash up; top with apple mixture. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until apples are tender.

Variations: Quick microwave version
Halve and seed squash; cut into quarters. Arrange quarters, cut side up, in microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave on high (100 percent) 6 to 7 minutes, rotating squash halfway through cooking time. Top squash with apple mixture, cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes or until apples are tender.

Makes 4 servings.

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